- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - The trial of a third man charged with taking part in the slaying of an Ipswich restaurant owner in 2011 is finally getting started.

The Salem News reports that opening statements in the trial of Sifa Lee are scheduled for Tuesday in Salem Superior Court.

The 38-year-old Lee is charged with first-degree murder and other offenses in connection with the September 2011 death of Shui Keung “Tony” Woo. Woo, of Quincy, was bludgeoned and stabbed inside the Majestic Dragon restaurant. Lee has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say the attackers were trying to rob him.

The trial has been delayed many times, most recently because of difficulties in finding a translator who speaks Cantonese.

One man has already been convicted of murder. Another pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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