Oceanside man charged in Santa Barbara killings

Posted at 6:07 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 21:07:30-04

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.