Murder charges, with a special circumstance allegation that could result in the death penalty, were filed Thursday against a 37-year- old man accused of gunning down his mother and brother in an Irvine home.
Nolan Pascal Pillay is scheduled to make his initial court appearance sometime Thursday on two counts of murder with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. He also faces two sentence-enhancing gun-use allegations.
Police were called about 1 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 14900 block of Crystal Circle, prompting a temporary lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
The bodies of 58-year-old Gloria Pillay and 35-year-old Arlyn Pillay were found inside, and the defendant was arrested without incident at the scene, according to Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department.
Neighbors said a man and his two sons had lived in the house for about 15 years, and that a person could be heard yelling “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” around the time of the killings.
—City News Service
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