We know that foreigners residing in a new country experience extra stresses that can occasionally lead to horrific crimes of mass murder, such as occurred at Virginia Tech (32 killed).
But the murder of four Vietnamese in San Jose was more complex: the killer Chi Dinh Ta was angry at his wife’s family because they had gotten visas to travel to America while his family had not, so he murdered four of his in-laws, then killed himself.
The killer’s wife saved herself by running into a neighbor’s house, which he did not exactly volunteer, as mentioned in the video following:
At least the taxpayers won’t be burdened with an expensive trial.
San Jose shooting: Gunman killed 4 family members over visa jealousy, report says, ABC 7 News, June 25, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — A relative of a San Jose man accused of shooting four family members to death before taking his own life says he had been upset his wife was able to get visas for her relatives to travel from Vietnam to the United States.
To Van Khuat told the Mercury News in San Jose, California, that 66-year-old Chi Dinh Ta had recently called him and told him he planned to kill his in-laws, who had recently arrived from Asia.
One of Ta’s neighbors, who didn’t want to be identified, says he has known Ta for almost 20 years. He says Ta worked in construction and described him as a hardworking, family man. But he says there were recent signs of problems.
“I think last week (they) had some problems. I saw the police come (to their house),” the neighbor says.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, those who were killed had just arrived from Vietnam. Ta allegedly was angry that his wife’s family got visas while his family was denied, possibly due to unspecified charges on his record going back to the late 1990s.
On Sunday night, Ta allegedly fatally shot two of his wife’s family members. After a stand-off with police that lasted a few hours, San Jose police officials say they then entered the house and found Ta, who had fatally shot himself.
Two other people also died later of gunshot wounds.
“I turn in here. And I was just trying to pay attention — (what is) wrong?” That’s how another nearby resident described the scene Sunday night at a shopping plaza two blocks away from where residents were evacuated to.
The resident says the neighborhood is made up largely of Vietnamese refugees, who keep strong family ties. So, he was disturbed to learn that a man in his 60s allegedly killed members of his own family. (Continues)