LocationAlhambra , CA
Sam Nhat Do, the suspect in the shooting deaths of his brother and sister-in-law, had his arraignment continued and will appear in court on Feb. 26. He is facing two counts of murder with special circumstances.
Arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday but it was continued to the February date. He will appear in Dept. 5 of LA County Superior Court, Alhambra branch.
Do is charged with fatally shooting Camha Nguyen Do, 38 and Cuong Nhat Do, 44, at his parent’s Alhambra home. According to prosecutors, the victims’ four-year-old child was reportedly sitting with her parents when they were killed, but was not shot. Do’s alleged victims are his brother and sister-in-law,
Do, 42, an Alhambra resident, was arrested while walking near the intersection of Second and Main Streets on Saturday evening after allegedly telling officers that he had just shot two people.
An additional charge of child abuse under circumstances likely to cause great bodily harm has also been filed against the defendant.
If convicted as charged, Do faces life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death sentence, the office of the LA County District Attorney stated in a news release. A decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.
Deputy District Attorney Kenneth Chiu is the assigned prosecutor.
The motive for the homicides has not been determined and Alhambra police are still investigating the case.