Sons Arrested in Murder of Couple Found Dead Next to Chilling Note: 'Sorry, My First Kill Was Clumsy'

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A San Jose couple was found murdered in their home Sunday afternoon. Their two sons, ages 22 and 17, are now being held without bail on suspicion of murder. Anonymous sources who claim to have seen the murder scene told several local news agencies that a “rambling diatribe” was written on the walls and floor.

Golam and Shabiba Rabbi, 57 and 59, were Bangladeshi Muslims who emigrated decades ago. After they were found shot to death, the younger brother, who isn’t being named in news reports because of his age, was reportedly taken in for questioning. Now he’s been arrested, along with his older brother, Hasib Golamrabbi, 22.


The family is uniformly described in news reports as quiet and devout. But a source claiming to have seen the crime scene told NBC Bay Area there were strange, rambling statements written inside:

Sources who claim they were inside the home shortly after a San Jose husband and wife were found shot to death this weekend, say they saw writing on the floor in big black magic marker letters that read: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.”

Then, on the wall, a much longer, rambling diatribe, in the same permanent lettering. The end allegedly read something like: “I can’t be like you, telling a lie. I can’t love someone without telling them,” the sources claimed. Somewhere in the rant was a part about how the wife begged for her life as she was being killed, sources told NBC Bay Area on Tuesday.

The case is San Jose’s first double homicide in 2016. Police quickly indicated that they believed the crime wasn’t random, saying Tuesday night that the suspect was “someone familiar to the family.”

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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.

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