56-year-old Hong Ri Wu, accused of a double murder last winter and whom a court-appointed psychiatrist has already deemed mentally unfit to stand trial, is in his fourth week of a hunger strike and doctors appear to be letting him die. Wu, who ran a tiny clothing and tchotchke shop on an alley off Jefferson Street near Fisherman's Wharf, is accused of gunning down and killing two competing shop owners, Qiong Han Chu and Feng Ping Ou, on January 30.
After refusing food for two weeks, Wu was moved from jail to S.F. General, where he remains. According to Matier & Ross, a committee of doctors has agreed not to intervene in the case. Prosecutors are still arguing for Wu's mental competence, and another psychiatrist was supposed to give a new assessment at a hearing scheduled for today.