Felicia Tang's Alleged Killer's Trial Put on Hold

Dec 24, 2010 6:00 AM PST
PASADENA, Calif. — The alleged killer of porn star Felicia Tang continues to sit at Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles while his trial has been put on hold.

Brian Randone's defense attorney is going through chemotherapy and the case could be delayed well into spring, Phillip Wojdak told XBIZ.

Wojdak, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, said he and Randone-appointed counsel will meet in court on the status of the case on Feb. 7.

Randone, who has been held for more than a year in lieu of $2 million bail, is accused of torturing, suffocating and murdering 31-year-old Tang, his live-in girlfriend at the time, inside the couple’s Monrovia apartment on Sept. 11, 2009.

Tang, whose birth name was Felicia Lee, became an online-adult top draw for seven years, from 2001 to 2008. She starred in several Playboy TV shows, appeared in several Peach DVD movies, and she starred in the pay-per-view series “Strip Poker Tournament.” She also owned FeliciaTang.com.

At his arraignment last year, prosecutors said Tang had been beaten with a "coat hanger-like object," then suffocated by having her head held into a pillow or ground into the floor.

Wojdak said that "there is a lot of evidence" pointing against Randone.

Bruising on Tang's body led investigators to believe she was suffocated against a hard surface.

A judge last year sealed the photos of Tang's injuries at the arraignment, remarking that "the photos, needless to say, are gruesome."

Randone, an Omaha, Neb., native, is a former minister and mime who was featured on a 2000 Fox reality show "The Sexiest Bachelor in America."

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