Man charged with killing brother and sis­ter-in-law in Al­ham­bra

Antelope Valley Press - - OPINION -

AL­HAM­BRA (CNS) — Cap­i­tal mur­der charges were filed to­day against a 42- year-old man ac­cused of gun­ning down his brother and sis­ter-in-law in an apart­ment in Al­ham­bra in front of the vic­tims’ four-year-old daugh­ter.

Sam Nhat Do, 42, al­legedly shot his 44-yearold brother, Cuong Do, and his brother’s 38-year-old wife, Camha Nguyen Do, 38, both of Ana­heim, about 7:15 p.m. last Fri­day.

Both vic­tims were pro­nounced dead at the scene in the 400 block of North

Se­cond Street, ac­cord­ing to the coro­ner’s of­fice and Cmdr. Gabriel Ponce of the Al­ham­bra Po­lice De­part­ment.

The vic­tims’ four-year-old child was ap­par­ently sit­ting with her par­ents when they were killed, but the young­ster was phys­i­cally un­harmed, ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors.

The sus­pect, who was ar­rested shortly af­ter 8:30 that night in the area of Main and Se­cond streets, told po­lice that he had just shot two peo­ple in­side an apart­ment, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment.

He is charged with two counts of mur­der and one count of child abuse un­der cir­cum­stances or con­di­tions likely to pro­duce great bod­ily in­jury or death, ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice. The mur­der charges in­clude the spe­cial cir­cum­stance al­le­ga­tion of mul­ti­ple mur­ders, along with al­le­ga­tions that he used a hand­gun in the com­mis­sion of the crimes.

Pros­e­cu­tors will de­cide later whether to seek the death penalty against Do, who was or­dered to be held with­out bail while await­ing ar­raign­ment Feb. 26 at the Al­ham­bra court­house.

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