Illegal immigrant found guilty of murder on a family of five in San Francisco

25 march 2012: Thai Binh Luc after his arrest for the murder of the family of five.


An illegal immigrant from Vietnam, faces life in prison after his conviction Monday in the 2012 hammer-the killing of a family of five after losing money in a casino earlier in the evening.

Thai Binh Luc, who has a violent criminal history and was supposed to be deported, in 2006, was found guilty in the murders of a family of Chinese immigrants. He was also found guilty of five counts of attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

Luc, who was in debt and filed an eviction notice, killed the family during a robbery after he lost money in a casino on March 23, 2012.

Prosecutors said that the family saved thousands of dollars in cash in the San Francisco house. Luc had more than $6,5000 with him during his arrest. The jury was told that Luc kept his guilt after the murders.

Despite the fact that there are no eyewitness accounts of Luc the involvement of the researchers, said one of the family’s blood was found spattered on Luc’s jeans. Luc’s blood was found on a pack of cigarettes, a receipt and a cabinet drawer, The San Francisco Chronicle.

Luc spent ten years in prison for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in 1996 the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant. He was ordered to be deported from the united states to his native Vietnam after his release, but the Vietnamese government did not have the correct documents.

The U.S. federal immigration authorities released Luc in the community in 2006.

The defense argued that someone else killed the family, possibly a Chinatown gangster or an ex-boyfriend of one of the victims. Lawyer Mark Goldrosen said the prosecution did not have a motive for the crime.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.

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