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Chinese American

A Dying Mother and A Schizophrenic Son -Two Tragic Deaths

posted by Randall

mental healthMental health is an uncomfortable topic for many Asian Americans.

Whether it’s cultural or otherwise, it’s an issue the community needs to confront the same way it might attack racism and discrimination.

One story that sheds light on this darkness is unfortunately one of tragedy. It’s a story of a dying mother, a schizophrenic son … Read more

Crime

Two Good Samaritans Killed Defending Muslim Woman from Racist Rant

posted by Randall

Portland Max Train incidentOne man is in custody and two people who stood up for Muslim women being taunted with racial slurs are dead after a stabbing rampage on a rail train in Portland, Oregon, reports Oregon Live.

Witnesses say the victims tried to intervene when a man began screaming at two women who appeared Muslim. One was … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Hmong American Teen Convicted of Murder Withdraws Retrial Request

posted by Brittney Le

Wisconsin Hmong American teen Dylan Yang, who was convicted in the murder of another teen, has decided to withdraw a motion for a retrial, reports NBC News.

Yang, 17, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide for fatally stabbing 13-year-old Isaiah Powell in 2015. Yang’s current attorney, Harry Hertel, filed a motion for a new … Read more

Crime

Jilted Lover Convicted of Murder

posted by Randall
Timothy Varmall

Timothy Varmall

A jilted lover has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Smurti Patel in Sacramento, California.

Prosecutors say Timothy Varmall secretly stalked Patel, but made it appear his encounters with her were accidental.

Varmall is said to have first tried to win Patel’s affection, but when that failed, authorities … Read more

Chinese American

Apr 6, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on UPDATED: Murder Suspect to Post $35 Million Bail

UPDATED: Murder Suspect to Post $35 Million Bail

posted by Randall
Tiffany Li

Tiffany Li

When the judge ordered Tiffany Li be held on $35 million dollar bail in the murder of her ex-boyfriend and father of her two children, few thought she would be able to post it.

But Li is from the wealthy San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Hillsborough, a place where parties are sometimes … Read more

Southeast Asian American

Dec 18, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Arrested for Suspicion of Murder in Domestic Violence Case

Asian American Arrested for Suspicion of Murder in Domestic Violence Case

posted by Randall
Ariana Hatami & Frederick Tran

Ariana Hatami & Frederick Tran

A 24-year-old California man has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend in a suspected domestic dispute.

ABC7 News reports Frederick Tran is under arrest for suspicion of murder of his girlfriend Ariana Hatami.

Police say Tran hit Ariana in a head with a bottle at the home they … Read more

Crime

Nov 16, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Killer Gets Death Sentence

Killer Gets Death Sentence

posted by Randall

Susie KoBy Ed Diokno

Justice is served, according to the family of Susie Ko, who was murdered four years ago.

A Contra Costa County jury found her killer, Darnell Washington, guilty and sentenced him to death Tuesday, Nov. 15. It was the first death sentenced meted out in the county in four years.

“This was obviously … Read more

Indian American/ South Asian American

Nov 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian teen Found Murdered in Garage

Asian teen Found Murdered in Garage

posted by Randall
Police tape and candle

file photo by Tony Webster

Police in Sacramento, California are investigating the murder of a 17-year old Indian American boy found dead shot in his garage, reports the Sacramento Bee.
Gurnoor Singh is a senior at Inderkum High School and is the sixth teenager killed in Sacramento County this year.
 
Police say there is … Read more

Campus

Aug 17, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Murder of UC Berkeley Student Solved 24 Years Later

Murder of UC Berkeley Student Solved 24 Years Later

posted by Randall
Grace Asuncion

Grace Asuncion

By Ed Diokno

Twenty-four years after the death of a Filipina American student at UC Berkeley, police have finally solved her murder.

UC Berkeley police believe Grace Asuncion, a 20-year-old pre-med student, was stabbed to death in February 1992 by John Iwed, who died from a drug overdose in 1993.

Iwed was a … Read more

Chinese American

Aug 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on ABC7: Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow Gets Life Sentence

ABC7: Raymond Shrimp Boy Chow Gets Life Sentence

posted by Randall
Raymond Chow

Raymond Chow

To no one’s surprise except perhaps the defendant, a federal judge in San Francisco has sentenced Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow to life in prison.

The reputed Chinatown gang leader who says he turned his life around and maintains his innocence is part of a corruption probe that also netted State Senator Leland Yee … Read more

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