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Prosecutor affirms plan to seek death penalty for Atlanta shooter, cites ‘complete support’ from families

Atlanta shooter might get death penalty

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.

Family of Man Stabbed in Washington, Asian American Advocates Call for Hate Crime Investigation


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.

Son of Atlanta Shooting Victim Pens Heartbreaking Tribute on GoFundMe


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. 

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Fatal Shooting of Vietnamese American Man in San Jose

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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.

Suspect Arrested In the Murder of Elderly Filipino Man Out for Morning Walk in Phoenix


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.

Ex-Convict Arrested in Murder of Good Samaritan Who Helped Fellow Asians Fight Robbery

fatal stabbing

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.

Over 100,000 People Sign Petition to Investigate Teen Shot 7 Times By Police While Surrendering

Christian Hall

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.