Read “Die for Me” by Don Lasseter while camping this past weekend.
Description: “They killed for thrills… It began with a shoplifting arrest. it led to a search of a remote California hamlet called Wilseyville that yielded six bodies, 45 pounds of burned bone fragments, and a child’s liver. Then, horror-struck investigators made the most chilling discovery of all: the videotape that showed what Charles Ng and Leonard Lake did to their handcuffed female victims before snuffing them out. Here is the the terrifying story of one of the most notorious serial killer teams in American history – a pair of maniacs whose orgy of sex crimes, torture, and murder took the lives of at least sixteen victims. From Charles Ng’s strange Hong Kong childhood to his twisted friendship with co-conspirator Leonard Lake, DIE FOR ME is the graphic portrait of two monsters who walked among us – Lake, who took his own life, and Ng, who will die by lethal injection.”
Here’s my thoughts:
This book was a tough read because both of these guys were manipulative. They lured their victims after gaining their trust. It was nauseating but an educational read. California spent millions of taxpayer dollars prosecuting one of them because the military made a fatal mistake.
Get your copy here…
Die for Me: The Terrifying True Story of the Charles Ng & Leonard Lake Torture Murders https://www.amazon.com/dp/0786011076/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ka6vFbV8QWWJ9
Marine Corps Veteran Charles Ng Sentenced to Death for Role in Murdering 11 Californians with Fellow Veteran Leonard Lake; Lake Died By Suicide at Arrest (June 30, 1999): https://wp.me/p3XTUi-63f
These serial killers were featured on Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil “Dungeon of Dread” (S1,E1) on Investigation Discovery: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/pandoras-box-unleashing-evil/full-episodes/dungeon-of-dread
On This Day in History: A Killing Spree by Dual Killers Leonard Lake & Charles Ng is Put to an End in California (June 2, 1985)
Marine Corps Veteran Charles Ng Sentenced to Death for Role in Murdering 11 Californians with Fellow Veteran Leonard Lake; Lake Died By Suicide at Arrest (June 30, 1999)
Dungeon of Dread | Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil | Investigation Discovery (YouTube)
Dungeon of Dread | Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil | Investigation Discovery (website)
Dungeon of Dread | Pandora’s Box: Unleashing Evil | Investigation Discovery (Amazon)
Die For Me: The Terrifying Story of Charles Ng/Leonard Lake Torture Murders by Don Lasseter