Brothers arrested after parents' bodies found next to chilling note

By Ollie Gillman

Bangladeshi husband and wife Golam and Shamima Rabbi, 59 and 57, were found dead in their home. Photo: abc7
Bangladeshi husband and wife Golam and Shamima Rabbi, 59 and 57, were found dead in their home. Photo: abc7

Two brothers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering their parents, who emigrated from Bangladesh 30 years ago and were found shot dead over the weekend in their California home.

Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were detained on Thursday. They're being held without bail.

The older son is slated to be in court on Friday. An appearance date for the teen, who has not been name, was not immediately available.

The brothers are accused of killing their parents Shamima and Golam Rabbi, aged 57 and 59, who were found dead on Sunday.

Hasib Bin Golamrabbi was detained last week. Photo / San Jose Police Department
Hasib Bin Golamrabbi was detained last week. Photo / San Jose Police Department

Their bodies, each shot once, were left on the floor of their home in San Jose, next to a chilling note that read: "Sorry, my first kill was clumsy".

They were discovered by concerned friends, who opened an unlocked sliding glass door at around 2pm on Sunday and found them lifeless.

It was unknown how long the couple, who were Muslim, had been dead. Police haven't released a motive in the killings or any other details.

The husband and wife often hosted relatives at their home since moving from Bangladesh to the United States.

Mr Rabbi, who was an engineer, liked to hunt and had several guns in the house, friends told KTVU.

A source told ABC7 that aside from the ominous message on the floor, another rambling message was written across the wall.

It said in part: "I can't be like you, telling a lie. I can't love someone without telling them."

It also said the wife begged for her life before she was killed, NBC Bay Areareported.

Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose said the bodies of the parents were released Wednesday afternoon to relatives and the funeral is being planned for Friday at the Five Pillars Farm Cemetery in Livermore, KNTV reports.

Mosque spokesman Faisal Yazadi did not know about the arrest of the younger son until notified by a reporter.

"Needless to say," he said. "This is one of those tragedies nobody ever wants to be in. All we can do is pray. This is a family matter and a police investigation."

It was not immediately clear Thursday morning if the two sons have attorneys.

Hasan Rahim, from the Evergreen Islamic Center, said the Rabbis often attended services at the mosque.

But he said he had warned the couple of the dangers of keeping guns at home.

"I just said be careful. If you have weapons in the house be careful," Mr Rahim said.

"I've known him for 30 plus years, so it's a loss," he added.

"People were in disbelief, in shock, they were stunned and the loss is so enormous that we are still finding it difficult to come to grips with the truth.

"I still cannot reconcile the tragedy of this whole situation. It is just unbelievable. It is just too much too accept."

Friends described the the husband and his accountant wife as gentle and kind.

"We are surprised that they are no longer with us and especially going away in such a manner is something we just can't come to grips with," Evergreen Islamic Center member Faisal Yazadi said.

"He always asked me about my family, now I can't answer him back. I can't ask him about his family," he added.

-Daily Mail
-AP

- Daily Mail

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 20 Feb 2017 19:45:05 Processing Time: 617ms