Prosecutor affirms plan to seek death penalty for Atlanta shooter, cites ‘complete support’ from families
Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis has affirmed her intention to seek the death penalty for Robert Aaron Long, the man who shot eight people to death — including six Asian women — in three spas in the Atlanta area earlier this year.
The latest: Long, 22, appeared at the Fulton County Superior Court on Monday for charges involving four of the eight deceased victims. These crimes include murder, aggravated assault and domestic terrorism, the Associated Press reported.
The family of a 29-year-old man fatally stabbed outside an apartment building in Bothell, Washington, and Asian American advocates are calling for a hate crime investigation into his death.
Calls for investigation: John Huynh’s two sisters met with prosecutors on Thursday to demand answers for the death of their brother on April 25. They are hoping the killer, Ian Patrick Williams, 25, would be charged with a hate crime, according to KOMO News.
A son who lost his mother in the Atlanta-area shootings earlier this week wrote a loving tribute for his mom on GoFundMe, noting her sacrifices as a single parent who dedicated her whole life to provide for him and his brother.
The mass shooting on Tuesday night claimed the lives of eight people, six of them have been identified as Asian women, NextShark earlier reported. As of this writing, only five of the eight victims have been identified by the authorities.
The San Jose Police Department has released new details, including surveillance footage, relating to the fatal shooting of a Vietnamese American man in early March.
The footage, released on March 11, shows a light blue or silver four-door BMW sedan the two suspects drove after shooting Thu Nguyen, 55, outside his home in Glen Keats Court at around 5:50 a.m. on March 5, according to CBS San Francisco.
An elderly Asian man has died after suffering from an assault and robbery in Oakland, California last week.
The incident, which left the man critically injured, occurred at the intersection of Jayne Avenue and Perkins Street near Lake Merritt before 7 a.m. on March 9.
A woman and her 8-year-old daughter were fatally stabbed in Rancho Cucamonga, California on Sunday morning.
The incident, which left a third victim wounded, occurred at the family’s home on the 6800 block of Bergano Place at around 3 a.m.
A violent knife attack at a Chinese restaurant in the village of Ynyswen in Wales left a 16-year-old girl dead.
Despite attempts by paramedics to save her, Wenjing Xu died at the Blue Sky Chinese, her family’s takeaway restaurant in Baglan Street on Friday, reports the BBC.
A 40-year-old man was arrested after attacking and killing a 74-year-old Filipino man in Phoenix last month, according to police.
Attack, injuries and death: Phoenix police found Juanito Falcon with injuries to his head after responding to a call at a parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken in 17th Avenue and Bethany Home Road on Feb. 16 at around 11:20 a.m., according to ABC15.
A former convict has been arrested and charged in connection to the fatal stabbing of the Good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a fight involving thieves and Asian victims in Brooklyn.
Identified as William Smith, 45, the ex-con is now facing murder charges for the death of Yong Zheng, 46, who died after he was stabbed with a screwdriver during the fight in Sunset Park on Friday night, reports NY Daily News.
The New Haven Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the killer of 26-year-old Yale University grad student and U.S. Army Veteran Kevin Jiang in early February.
A petition calling for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to investigate the death of Christian Hall, 19, who was shot by police while experiencing a mental health crisis has garnered over 100,000 signatures.
The petition was set up by the family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, and has garnered 110,152 votes out of its 150,000 goal as of this writing.
As anti-Asian crimes surge in California, a random attack against an elderly Chinese couple in Pasadena in December resurfaced on Twitter this week.
The incident, which barely made headlines in mainstream media at the time, occurred around 7:45 a.m. at Colorado Boulevard and Arroyo Parkway on Dec. 29, 2020.