Business Partner Arrested For 'Diabolical' Triple Murder Of Family
Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man investigators say was involved in a business transaction with one of the victims in the "horrific" triple murder near Santa Barbara.The L.A. Times reports that 27-year-old Pierre Haobsh of Oceanside was arrested at gunpoint around 12:30 a.m. Friday in San Diego County. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said a loaded handgun and "property belonging to one of the victims" was also found inside Haobsh's car.
"This was a diabolical, premeditated crime," said Brown at a press conference, according to NBC San Diego. "One of the most odious that I have ever been involved with." Brown also said that the three bodies were found in the garage of their home, wrapped in plastic and bound with duct tape.
While detectives are still trying to determine the motive, investigators believe Dr. Weidong Henry Han, his wife Huijie Yu, and their 5-year-old daughter Emily could have been killed for financial gain. Han was an acupuncturist who ran a successful Chinese herbal medicine clinic.
According to KSBY, Haobsh will be transported to Santa Barbara and booked in the county jail on three counts of murder. Brown said that Haobsh has no criminal history.
A holistic healing clinic in Santa Barbara, Community Centered Oriental Medicine, told the Times that Dr. Han "helped hundreds of people in this area with his knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine...he practiced here for years treating very difficult and complicated illnesses, especially cancer."