So much for hunger strikes.
Lawyers for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office will ask a judge to force-feed a double-murder suspect in order to keep him alive, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
Hong Ri Wu, 57, a former merchant at Fisherman's Wharf, is accused of shooting two rival business owners on Jan. 31. He confessed to the killings to the police who arrested him.
He's currently in a jail unit at San Francisco General Hospital, according to the newspaper, where he has for a month been subsisting on nothing more than water. He is also reportedly suicidal.
Hospital officials say that they do not force patients to eat or do perform other tasks which the patients do not want to do, according to reports.
The City Attorney will ask a judge to intervene in Wu's case and force-feed him to keep him alive before trial, the newspaper reported. The arguments will be made Friday.
Published at 12:19 PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011
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