A California couple were allegedly murdered in their own home by their two sons, 22-year-old Hasib Bin Golamrabbi and his 17-year-old brother. Golam and Shamima Rabbi were found by friends who hadn’t heard from the couple in a few days, which was unusual. The pair were found shot to death with the words, “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy” scribbled on a note found on the floor in the home.
The Daily Mail reports that two brothers from San Jose, California, have been accused of murdering their parents. The two brothers, ages 22 and 17, have been taken into police custody and have been charged with murder. The 22-year-old brother was revealed as Hasib Bin Golamrabbi, while the name of the younger 17-year-old sibling has not been released to the public. The brutal murder was discovered on Sunday afternoon after friends of the Rabbis came looking for them after they failed to communicate with anyone for days. The friends entered the home through an unlocked sliding door and found the horrific scene.
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The police report states that Golam and Shamima Rabbi were both killed by a single gunshot wound. Along with the bodies, police found a disturbing note on the ground that called the murder “my first kill” and outlined it as “clumsy.”
“Sorry, My First Kill Was Clumsy.”
In addition to the disturbing note, there was also a message written on the wall that detailed a possible motive in the horrific San Jose murder. The message on the wall indicated that the killer didn’t want to be like the deceased noting that “I can’t love someone” and not tell them.
“I can’t be like you, telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them.”
Sky News reports that though police have not yet revealed a possible motive in the horrific slayings, those close to the family say that Golam and Shamima, practicing Muslims, did not approve of their son Hasib Bin Golamrabbi’s sexual orientation. It was revealed that the son may have been gay and the parents had expressed their disapproval. The message scrawled on the wall about not being “like you” and not being able to “love someone without telling them” would make more sense if those close to the family are correct.
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The South Bay Islamic Society released a public statement following the death of the couple noting that they were long-time residents of the Evergreen Islamic Center and volunteers with the SBIC.
“With heavy hearts, we would like to announce that Br. Golam and Sr. Shamima Rabbi, long-time residents of the Evergreen Community and volunteers at EIC and SBIA, passed away earlier today. The circumstances of their passing are still under investigation and therefore details of the Janaza/Burial are yet to be announced.”
The tight-knit Muslim community in San Jose is mourning the loss of the pair with many speaking out about the couple and their friendly and gentle nature.
“I’m finding it so difficult to reconcile what happened. He was a very friendly person, very humble, very polite, never seeking the limelight, always in the background but doing the work that needed to be done. The gentility that he exuded against the violence that happened, I just cannot reconcile these two.”
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It was also noted that the couple had immigrated from Bangladesh in the 1980s to the United States. Mr Rabbi, 59, worked as an engineer and Mrs Rabbi, 57, was employed as an accountant.
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