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