A California man, Pierre Haobsh, 26, was charged yesterday Tuesday March 29th with murder in the slaughter of the family of a Chinese herbalist, his 5-year-old daughter and his wife in a crime caused by a business dispute. Haobsh was charged with murder with special circumstances that he used a handgun, killed for financial gain and committed multiple killings.
After the murders, Haobsh ran 170 miles from the murder was scene but was captured, arrested and has been jailed since his arrest at gunpoint Friday at a gas station in San Diego County.
County sheriff’s deputies who went to check on the welfare of 57-year-old Dr. Weidong “Henry” Han on Wednesday found his body, the body of his 29-year-old wife, Huijie “Jenni” Yu, and the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Emily Han, in the family’s multimillion-dollar home on the outskirts of Santa Barbara.
They had been shot in the head and their bodies had been found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in the garage, authorities said.
A loaded gun and property belonging to one of the victims was found inside the car Haobsh was driving during his arrest.
The two men were recently involved in a business deal but nobody knows why the family was really killed because Haobsh isn’t been cooperative with the police and it’s not known if he has a lawyer.
The killings shook Santa Barbara, where Han was a popular figure. He had owned and operated the Santa Barbara Herb Clinic since 1991, according to the clinic’s website. Public records show he is a licensed acupuncturist.
A biography on his website says he earned degrees in Oriental and Western medicine from a Beijing university in 1982, graduating at the top of his class. He moved to the U.S. a few years later to study psychology.
Han came from a family of Chinese doctors and provided traditional treatments including acupuncture, acupressure and herbal formulas from an on-site Chinese pharmacy.