Murder, a Chilling Note, Now Arrests: the Couple's Sons

'They were a nice family'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2016 5:15 PM CDT
Brothers Arrested in Parents' Shooting Deaths
Suspect Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi who was arrested with his brother in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents.   (Uncredited)

Two California brothers were arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting deaths of their parents, who were popular fixtures at their mosque for three decades and had helped relatives emigrate from their native Bangladesh, the AP reports. Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were taken into custody days after their parents were found slain Sunday in their San Jose home. Word of the deaths of Shamima and Golam Rabbi and the arrest of their sons sent shock waves through the close-knit Muslims who worship at nearby Evergreen Islamic Center. "Everybody is praying that it's somebody else who did this and not the kids," said Abdul Jaka, a co-founder of the mosque. "They were a nice family."

Relatives discovered the bodies, and it was not clear how long the couple had been dead, police spokesperson Sgt. Enrique Garcia said. A chilling note was left with the bodies. No further details were released. A memorial of roses and prayer candles was created outside the home of the victims. Jason Wong, 16, a classmate of the unnamed teen suspect, said the junior was "quiet and kept to himself mostly." Wong, also a junior, said he saw the teen on campus on Monday, the day after his parents were found dead. The suspects are now being held without bail. "This is one of those tragedies nobody ever wants to be in," mosque spokesperson Faisal Yazadi said. "All we can do is pray." (More murder stories.)

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