Couple Found Dead in Their Home Next to Chilling Note: 'Sorry, My First Kill Was Clumsy'

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A married couple living in San Jose were found shot to death in their home Sunday afternoon. A source told the local ABC affiliate a note was discovered written in ink on the hardwood floor beside them: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”


Golam and Shabiba Rabbi, 57 and 59, emigrated from Bangladesh decades ago and were active members of the Evergreen Islamic Center, but it’s unclear if their religion or nationality had anything to do with the crime. A relative told the San Jose Mercury News one of their sons has been taken in for questioning. An unnamed source told ABC 7 about the supposed note on the floor, which police haven’t publicly confirmed.

The couple reportedly have two sons, aged 17 and 23. It’s unclear which son was supposedly taken into custody, but the other son’s whereabouts were unknown, the same relative told the newspaper. Golam, a hunting enthusiast, reportedly kept several guns in the home.

The South Bay Islamic Association posted a note announcing the Rabbis’ death and identifying them as active members of both the Evergreen Center and the SBIA. Funeral plans haven’t yet been announced. Including the Rabbis, there have been five separate homicides in San Jose over the past week.

Screenshot via ABC 7

Anna Merlan was a Senior Reporter at G/O Media until September 2019. She's the author of Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power.



This made me think of my senior year, when a classmate killed a local couple solely because he wanted to see if he was “smart enough” to plan a murder and get away with it. Spoiler alert: He didn’t.