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Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings

Posted: 6:07 PM, Mar 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-30 01:07:30Z
Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings
Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings
Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings
Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - An Oceanside man has been charged with murder in the killing of a Chinese herbalist and his family, including a 5-year-old daughter.

Pierre Haobsh was charged Tuesday with murder with special circumstances.

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Santa Barbara County prosecutors haven't decided whether to seek the death penalty.

Haobsh is jailed and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Haobsh shot Dr. Weidong "Henry" Han, his wife and daughter in their multimillion-dollar home on the outskirts of Santa Barbara. Their bodies were found wrapped in plastic.

Authorities say the two men had been involved in a business deal and financial gain could have been a motive in the slayings.