SAN JOSE, CA. For Immediate Release. By Cody Salfen. On Sunday, friends of 59-year-old Golam Rabbi and 57-year-old Shamima Rabbi (husband and wife) grew concerned when they didn’t heard from the couple. This prompted them to visit the couple’s San Jose residence. When they entered the residence through an open sliding glass door, they discovered a gruesome crime scene, which included the discovery of the bodies of both Golam, an engineer, and Shamima, an accountant. The scene included eerie writings on the floor and wall near the bodies, apparently written by the killer or killers, which read “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” and “I can’t be like you telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them.”
In the days following the discovery of the bodies, many San Jose residents grew concerned for their safety and security in light of the fact that the suspect or suspects remained at-large and the San Jose Police Department remained relatively close-lipped about the investigation.
However, arrests have been made. Multiple news agencies report that the victims’ two sons, 22-year-old Hasib Golamrabbi and his 17-year-old brother, whose name remains unknown, have been arrested and booked on murder charges — stemming from their parents’ deaths.
Cody S Investigations confirmed via the Santa Clara County Department of Correction that the older brother is in fact in custody in Santa Clara County and was formally booked into the Santa Clara County jail at some point today (Thursday, April 28th). Golamrabbi is being held on a “no-bail” warrant and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at noon.
Due to the fact that the other brother is a minor, limited information is available as to his custody status, but multiple news agencies have reported that he is being held in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
Timeline of Events
- SUNDAY, APRIL 24th — Family friends located the bodies of inside of the couple’s San Jose home — sources report that the gruesome crime scene included various writings on the wall and floor near the bodies that read “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” and “I can’t be like you telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them.” (http://goo.gl/R7UpBm)
- TUESDAY, APRIL 26th — Police report that “they believe the double slaying ‘was not a random act of violence’ and that the killer or killers were ‘familiar to the family.’ (http://goo.gl/Eq3iUp)
- THURSDAY, APRIL 28th – Reports indicate that the victims’ two sons are in custody in Santa Clara County. The older of the two, Hasib Golamrabbi, 22, is being held in the main Department of Corrections intake area at the Santa Clara County Jail and his 17-year-old brother is reportedly at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.
A Potential Motive
At least one news agency has cited unidentified sources who claim the motive for the killing may have been the victims’ disagreement with 22-year-old Hasib’s sexual orientation. According to NBC Bay Area, “According to sources, the parents did not agree with their 20-something son’s sexual orientation.” As of the time of this blog post, authorities have not released a formal statement as to this developing information.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Cody Salfen, J.D. is a California licensed private investigator and currently owns an operates Cody S Investigations (www.CodySInvestigations.com) – A California Private Investigation and Private Detective Agency. Cody has handled hundreds of private investigation cases, including a wide array of civil and criminal investigations ranging from minor criminal offenses such as driving under the influence to major crimes such as sexual assault and homicide and murder. In addition to handling a wide array of investigative matters, Cody has served as a Subject Matter Expert for the CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services on the topic of private investigations. Cody is a current member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Infragard – a partnership between the private sector and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) (“…an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.”).
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