Suspect faces murder charges for 5 SF killings

AP News
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 3:24 AM
Suspect faces murder charges for 5 SF killings

A man suspected of killing five people in a San Francisco home last week is set to be arraigned on five murder charges.

San Francisco prosecutors say Binh Thai Luc will be charged with five counts of murder with special circumstances that could make him eligible for the death penalty. His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

The Vietnam native was arrested Sunday after five bodies were found Friday in what police initially thought was a murder-suicide. The victims include a married couple, their adult children and the son's girlfriend.

Authorities have not yet determined a motive for the killings.

Officials say an immigration judge ordered Luc's deportation six years ago after he served time for armed robbery and assault. But he was never deported because the Vietnamese government didn't provide the necessary paperwork.