San Jose teen charged as adult in slaying of parents

SAN JOSE (KTVU) -- Two sons of a couple found fatally shot at a home in San Jose's Evergreen neighborhood Sunday have both been charged with murder, prosecutors said Friday.

Omar Golamrabbi, 17, is being charged as an adult. He and his brother, Hasib Golamrabbi, 22, made their first appearance in court on Friday where they plead not guilty. 
 
They are being held at the Santa Clara Jail without bail in connection with the slayings last weekend of their parents.
 
Court documents are shedding new light on the case. In an interview with police, Hasib admitted to shooting his father because he said a stranger "assaulted him in the home and told him to do that." He claims he didn't shoot his mother. 

The bodies of Shamima Rabbi, 57, and her husband, Golam Rabbi, were found last weekend in their home in the Evergreen neighborhood, located in the 3000 block of Lucas Court in San Jose. Golam was shot more than a dozen times. His wife was shot once in the head, according to Assistant District Attorney Matt Braker. 

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Investigators said no other suspects are being sought in connection with the case.

The Rabbis moved to San Jose from Bangladesh over 30 years ago. The couple's slaying has shocked residents in their upscale neighborhood. 

It's very, very hard to believe something like this could happen," said Evergreen neighborhood resident Aswath Ayengar. "It's a really peaceful area."
 
Friends and family have placed flowers outside the deceased couple's home where they lived with their two sons.
 
A source familiar with the crime scene told KTVU a hand-written note was found on the floor inside which read:
"Sorry, my first kill was clumsy." And there was a second note said to be a manifesto of sorts written across a wall in the same ink.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, the eldest of the boys told the newspaper that his younger brother was not involved in the crime and the real story would emerge during trial.

“The best thing if anyone wants to know what happened is to wait for the trial,” said Hasib Golamrabbi told the newspaper.
 
In a separate interview with police, Omar admitted he was home at the time, and closed the curtains after Hasib killed their father. He says Hasib then killed their mother.

Both brothers then went to an anime convention in Oakland.

Authorities say writing on the walls of the home appeared to be from two different authors and that
one set of handwriting appeared to be Omar's.
Police continue to investigate the motive.

"I'll simply state, that they're working tirelessly to answer those questions and to ensure that both of these victims receive justice," says Braker.

A few former classmates of Hasib's showed up to court, still in disbelief about what happened.

"Back in the day he used to be made fun of. I'm shocked in a way. But I wouldn’t say I'm completely shocked," says Shawn Ladao, who went to school with Hasib.

The brothers are being held without bail. A preliminary hearing is set for May 9th.

 

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