The Latest: Police: Older son confessed to killing father

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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 6:15 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of two sons in the shooting deaths of their parents in California. (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Police say the older of two sons charged with murdering their parents in California confessed that he shot his father, but he said he did not shoot his mother.

San Jose police Sgt. Patrick Guire said in court documents accompanying a criminal complaint against 22-year-old Hasib Golamrabbi that Golamrabbi also said a stranger told him to shoot his father.

Guire said Golamrabbi's younger brother, Omar, told investigators that Hasib Golamrabbi killed both parents.

The brothers were arraigned Friday on two counts of murder each.

Santa Clara County district attorney's office spokesman Sean Webby said they both pleaded not guilty.

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10:30 a.m.

Prosecutors in California have charged two sons with murder in the killing of their parents.

Sean Webby, public communications officer for the Santa Clara County district attorney's office, said 22-year-old Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi and his 17-year-old brother will be arraigned Friday.

The minor will be charged as an adult, but Webby did not have his name.

Shamima and Golam Rabbi were found shot to death Sunday in their home on a quiet cul de sac in San Jose. The double slaying and the arrest of the sons Thursday have horrified the tight-knit Muslim community.

A prayer service is planned for the parents Friday afternoon.

The older son told the San Francisco Chronicle in a jailhouse interview Thursday that he is eager to tell the real story but offered no other details. He emphasized that his brother is innocent.

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9:30 a.m.

The elder of two sons suspected of killing their parents tells a San Francisco newspaper that his younger brother was not involved in the killings that have unnerved their tight-knit Muslim community.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1SUERp2 ) that 22-year-old Hasib Bin Golam Rabbi said in a jailhouse interview that he is eager to tell the real story, but offered no other details.

Their parents were popular fixtures at their mosque for three decades and had helped relatives emigrate from their native Bangladesh.

The two brothers are being held without bail at Santa Clara County Jail. The 17-year-old has not been named because of his age.

Shamima and Golam Rabbi were found fatally shot Sunday in their home on a quiet cul de sac in San Jose.