Hasib Rabbi, 22, and his 17-year-old brother were arrested on April 27 in connection with the chilling murder of their parents in San Jose.
According to police, Hasib and his brother, whose name is being withheld due to his age, were scooped up on suspicion of murder and taken to Santa Clara County Jail—both held without bail.
Golam Rabbi, 59, and his wife Shamima, 57, were found murdered in their Evergreen home at around 2 p.m. on April 24.
Friends visited their Evergreen cul-de-sac home after not hearing from them for a number of days. They found the sliding glass door unlocked and the couple were dead on the floor in a pool of blood.
According to ABC7, a source said a note was left next to the bodies, which read: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” another, allegedly said: “I can’t be like you, telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them.”
In a jailhouse interview with The Chronicle, Hasim says his brother has nothing to do with the killings, and that “the best thing if anyone wants to know what happened is to wait for the trial.”
He said: “I want everyone to know what happened, but I can’t say anything without a lawyer,” according to The Chronicle.
And when asked of his brother’s involvement, he was apparently empathetic, saying: “No, and that’s all I can say. He’s innocent.”
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According to an NBC Bay Area report, sources said Golam and Shamima did not approve of Hasib’s sexual orientation.
A cousin, Nafees Hasan, said the family hadn’t spoke on the matter, but if true, the “family wouldn’t have accepted that.”
In a written statement, the San Jose Police Department said “there are no outstanding suspects,” and “no additional details will be provided about the investigation.”