A man accused of gunning down his brother and sister-in-law in an apartment in Alhambra in front of their 4-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to double murder and other charges.
Sam Nhat Do, 42, allegedly shot his 44-year-old brother, Cuong Do, and his brother’s 38-year-old wife, Camha Nguyen Do, 38, on Jan. 24. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene in the 400 block of North Second Street.
The Anaheim couple’s 4-year-old child was apparently sitting with her parents when they were killed, but the youngster was physically unharmed, according to prosecutors.
Sam Do, 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. 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 is jailed without bail.
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