A 69 year old man Shehada Issa has been arrested and charged with the murder of his son, 29 year old Amir Issa
on Tuesday. The Los Angeles County prosecutors on Friday alleged that he committed the crime because his son
The district attorney’s office said Shehada had allegedly
threatened to kill his son, Amir, in the past because of his
“The murder was committed because of the victim’s
sexual orientation and because of the defendant’s
perception of that status and the victims’
association with a person and a group of that
status,” prosecutors said in a statement.
The son’s body was found outside a North Hills house
while Issa’s wife was found stabbed to death inside the
Police said Issa told them that he had come home and
found his wife’s body in the bathroom. He said he shot his
son in self-defense because the young man was
threatening him with a knife.
According to Daily News, Detective John Doerbecker said:
“He claimed the son was armed with a knife, and
there was no knife to be found there. It was a
horrible family tragedy.”
Issa is being held without bail pending his arraignment on
An investigation into who killed Issa’s wife is still ongoing.