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Police said they arrested Jin Lin at his home after finding a journal entry on one of the victim's computers that placed Lin at the scene on the night the blood-soaked bodies of Sharon and Simon Ng were discovered inside the apartment at 154-34 64th Ave.Simon, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple stab wounds to the chest and his sister, Sharon, 21, died about an hour later at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens from wounds to neck.Sgt. Michael Breidenbach, head of the 107th Precinct Detectives Squad, said Simon wrote in the electronic message last Thursday evening how "uncomfortable" he was having let Lin in the apartment. Lin had arrived at the door saying he was there to retrieve a fishing pole from Sharon Ng and asked the Queens College freshman if he could wait for her to return from work, Breidenbach said. Confronted with the evidence, Lin soon confessed to tying up and fatally stabbing first Simon and then Sharon as she came through the door, claiming he was trying to steal money to buy a plane ticket back to Hong Kong, according to Breidenbach.But police were dubious about the motive after they recovered such a ticket already purchased by Lin."I believe it was more a crime of passion," said Breidenbach, given that Lin had once dated Sharon Ng. Lin's attorney did not return calls for comment by press time.Lin, of 59-12 155th St., was held without bail on first-degree murder, burglary and weapons possession charges and faces up to life in prison if convicted, the Queens district attorney's office said. He was due back in Queens Criminal Court June 1.Simon Ng, known as Sek at Queens College, where he was a full-time student, and Sharon Ng, who worked at a Manhattan cell phone store, had decided to stay in Queens after their parents returned to Hong Kong six months ago.Both were described by neighbors as quiet, respectable siblings who mostly kept to themselves."He never made a peep," said Tony Lofso, who used to wave to Simon Ng from his Harley when passing him on the street.A statement released by Queens College President James Muyskens said: "Our hearts go out to the Ng family over the terrible loss of their son Sek, who was a freshman here, and his sister. We in the Queens College community mourn these deaths and will keep the family in our prayers during this tragic time."Reach reporter Zach Patberg by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 155.
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