Felicia Tang's Alleged Killer's Trial 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."