It was one of the most brutal mass slayings in the Bay area. In 2012, a family of five was found bludgeoned to death with a hammer inside their San Francisco home. On Monday, the man responsible for the murders was found guilty. After six days of deliberations, a jury found Binh Thai Luc, 41, guilty on all five counts of murder, the Associated Press reports.
“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón told SF Gate.
Plumber Luc murdered husband and wife Hua Shun Lei, 65 and Wan Yi Wu, 62 and two of their children Ying Xue Lei, 37 and Vincent Lei, 32. The fifth victim, Chia Huei Chu, 30, was Vincent’s wife. Tragically, Vincent’s 12-year-old niece was the one who found all five bodies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports