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Quadruple murder suspect extradited back to Texas

Feng Lu is charged with capital murder. He’s accused of killing 4 members of the Sun household execution-style inside their Cypress home.

HOUSTON — A person accused in a 2014 quadruple murder within the Cypress space was introduced back to Texas on Wednesday, in accordance to authorities.

Feng Lu, 58, was taken into custody earlier this month when he landed in San Francisco on a flight from China, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez mentioned.

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Once he obtained back to Houston, Lu was booked into the Harris County Jail. He’s charged with capital murder and prosecutors have already filed a movement to deny his bond. He’s anticipated to make an look in court docket within the coming days.

The crime

On Jan. 30, 2014, Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed up at a Cypress-area dwelling on Fosters Creek Drive, which is close to the intersection of Telge and Huffmeister roads.

They discovered 4 members of the Sun household – 50-year-old Maoye Sun, his spouse 49-year-old Mei Xie, and their two sons, 7-year-old Timothy Sun and 9-year-old Titus Sun – who had been shot to loss of life execution-style inside their very own home.

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What was the motive?

The murders made information protection in China the place some stories mentioned Maoye Sun could have been linked to a high-ranking Chinese authorities official being investigated for corruption. The story and theories of knowledgeable assassination additionally circulated within the neighborhood. Others thought it may have been a hate crime.

The Houston Chinese Alliance fashioned the identical year of the murders. HCA President Yingying Sun (not associated to the victims) mentioned it held a vigil for the household.

“I remember very clearly,” Sun mentioned in a earlier interview with KHOU 11 News. “Everyone in the Chinese community and in that neighborhood feared about their own safety.”

Investigators have been in a position to determine and cost Lu with capital murder. He was taken into custody after arriving from China and was taken to the San Mateo County Jail, the place he was held till he was extradited to Texas.

“I’m very happy to know, the updates on this case because, for a very long time, we think this became a dead case,” Sun mentioned in the course of the earlier interview. “I think we need the truth, to bring justice and let everyone feel peace.”

Maoye Sun was an engineer and his sons went to faculty at Sampson Elementary.

Maoye Sun and Lu labored collectively in Houston and Lu may have been mad at his co-worker after not getting a promotion, in accordance to court docket information.

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