The sons of a San Jose Muslim couple found dead next to an ink-scrawled message reading “sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” have been arrested, the Mercury News reports.
Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi, 22, and his unnamed 17-year-old brother were taken into custody Thursday in connection with the murders of their parents, Golam and Shamima Rabbi. The couple, ages 57 and 59, were found dead Sunday after concerned family members went to check on them.
The brothers had also not been seen by family members for several days.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Another Note at the Crime Scene Read ‘I Can’t Be Like You, Telling a Lie’
Along with the note saying “sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” a second note, written in marker near the bodies of Golam and Shamima Rabbi, said, “I can’t be like you, telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them,” NBC Bay Area reports.
Officers responded their home at 1:47 p.m. on Sunday, San Jose Police said in a statement.
The husband and wife were found dead, with both shot at least once, police said.
It is not yet clear when they were killed. According to ABC 7 News, family and friends entered the couple’s home on Sunday through an unlocked sliding glass door after not hearing from them for several days.
2. Hasib Rabbi Is Being Held Without Bail at the Santa Clara Jail & His Younger Brother Is at a Juvenile Detention Center
Hasib Rabbi, whose listed in jail records as Hasib Golamrabbi, is being held at the Count of Santa Clara Jail without bail, according to the jail’s online database. He was booked Thursday and is due in court Friday.
He was arrested in Tracy, California.
His 17-year-old brother, who has not been named, is being held at a juvenile detention center after being taken into custody in San Jose, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
3. The Couple Immigrated to the United States From Bangladesh Several Years Ago
The couple moved to the United States from Bangladesh several decades ago, their friends told ABC 7 News.
Golam Rabbi worked as an engineer and also taught at a local junior college, according to his Facebook page.
Shamima Rabbi was an accountant who graduated from San Jose State University in 1995, according to her Linkedin profile. She worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Terrasat Communications, Nuanace Communications and ArrayComm.
Golam Rabbi’s Facebook page shows several photos of trips the couple took, including to Canada, China and their native Bangladesh.
4. Hasib Rabbi’s Father Was a Hunter & Had Several Guns in the House
Family friends said Golam Rabbi liked to hunt and had several guns in the house, according to KTVU.
“I just said be careful,” a friend, Hasan Rahim, told KTVU. “If you have weapons in the house be careful.
The couple were both killed by gunshots.
5. Friends Say They Were Shocked by the ‘Violent End’ to the Couple’s Lives
The couple were members of the South Bay Islamic Association and the Evergreen Islamic Center.
The South Bay Islamic Association issued a statement:
With heavy hearts, we would like to announce that Br. Golam and Sr. Shamima Rabbi, long-time residents of the Evergreen Community and volunteers at EIC and SBIA, passed away earlier today. The circumstances of their passing are still under investigation and therefore details of the Janaza/Burial are yet to be announced.
We ask Allah (swt) to forgive the deceased, shower His mercy on them, and make their graves a garden from paradise. In addition, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and ask Allah (swt) to grant them strength and patience during this most difficult time.
A member of the Evergreen Islamic Center mosque, Hasan Rahim, told ABC 7 News the couple were humble, polite and peaceful.
“So that’s why it’s so difficult to reconcile to the tragic, violent end to such simple, gentle souls,” Rahim told the news station.