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Man pleads in Sept. San Gabriel kidnap case

DeQiang Song, 25, is shown in a booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

November 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Chicago man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he kidnapped and tried to kill a San Gabriel woman in September.DeQiang Song, 25, knew the victim through a mutual friend. She asked him for a ride to the mall on Sept. 8, and Song agreed.

Song allegedly took the woman to a remote area off the 210 Freeway, tied her up and called her father and demanded ransom money.

While negotiating the ransom, Song allegedly attempted to strangle the victim, sliced her throat with a knife and left her for dead.

The victim managed to make her way through about a half mile of desert to a home near Apple Valley.

Detectives worked with the victim's father and set up a fake ransom meeting outside a supermarket in San Gabriel. Song took the bait and was arrested by undercover detectives.

Song is due back in court for a hearing on Jan. 5.

City News Service contributed to this report.