Man in anti-Semitic vandalism case sent to prison hospital

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused of leaving hateful messages at a Jewish deli in Nob Hill is being sent to a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.

Both defense attorneys and federal prosecutors have raised questions about 58-year-old John Ng’s competency.

During a hearing Friday, Ng’s lawyer argued that he was not a threat. But a judge disagreed and ordered ng to the prison hospital for help.

Ng is charged with a federal hate crime for writing Jewish slurs on mailing labels and then placing them on the deli’s door back in January. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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