Rowland Heights doctor returns to court today

The start of a complex preliminary hearing was delayed Friday in the case of a Rowland Heights doctor accused of three counts of murder in the deaths of three young men who overdosed on powerful pain drugs while under her care in 2009.

At brief hearings Friday morning and again in the afternoon, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria ordered all sides to return to court Monday afternoon in the case of Hsiuying “Lisa” Tseng, 42, of Walnut.

The preliminary hearing, in which the judge will listen to a summary of the evidence from the defense and prosecution and determine whether there is sufficient evidence to order a trial, is expected to take more than two weeks.

Tseng was arrested March 1 and has been charged with three counts of murder, as well as 20 other felony charges related to the improper distribution of powerful painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and Methadone.

Read more in Brian Day’s story DOCTOR.

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