Shehada issa killed gay son was he muslim
She had been stabbed, police said, and may have been dead for some time before her body was discovered. Neighbors suggested that a long-brewing mix of drugs, mental illness, homophobia and extreme family dysfunction contributed to the murder. The paper reported Issa claims he armed himself after finding her body. He claims he shot him in self-defense.
Prosecutor: Dad killed son because he was gay
Father accused of killing son because he was gay - CNN
The father threatened repeatedly to kill his son because he was gay. Then he allegedly did so this week. Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, was charged with using a shotgun in the premeditated murder of his son, Amir Issa, 38, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. The mother also was found dead inside the family home in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. She was stabbed "multiple times," police spokesman Mike Lopez said.
Shehada Khalil Issa charged with shooting his own son because he was gay
By James Wilkinson For Dailymail. An LA father shot and killed his son in an act of premeditated murder because of the youth's sexual orientation, prosecutors alleged Friday. Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, was arrested Tuesday after police arrived at his North Hills home to find the bodies of his son Amir, 29, and his wife, who has not been named, dead. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office claimed that Issa had threatened to kill his son in the past because of his sexual orientation. Scroll down for video.
Shehada Issa is charged with two counts of murder stemming from the stabbing death of his wife, Rabihah, some time between March 27 and March 29, and the shotgun shooting death of his year-old son, Amir -- known as Rocky -- on March The charges include the special circumstance allegation of multiple murders, along with gun and knife-use allegations. Issa, now 70, was charged April 1 with his son's shooting death, along with a hate crime allegation that the murder was committed because of the victim's sexual orientation. He was subsequently charged April 28 with his wife's killing. Issa could face life without the possibility of parole if convicted as charged.