An illegal immigrant faces life in prison after he was convicted on Monday of murdering a family of five with a hammer in a sanctuary city while committing robbery and burglary.
Vietnamese national Binh Thai Luc, 41, was facing eviction for not paying his rent when he murdered the family in 2012, shortly after he lost money earlier in the evening at a casino.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
The victims’ bludgeoned bodies were found covered in blood and household cleaning products in various rooms of the row house on Howth Street, which had been flooded with water. The damage was so severe and the scene so chaotic that investigators didn’t initially know if they were dealing with a quintuple murder or a murder-suicide.
Prosecutors said Luc used a hammer to commit one of the worst mass homicides in modern San Francisco history, though the weapon was never found.
“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón said.
Luc was supposed to be deported in 2006 when he was released from prison after serving nearly a decade for “robbery and assault with a deadly weapon for the 1996 armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant in San Jose,” the Daily Mail stated.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said that they were never provided with documents from the Vietnamese government needed to process his removal from the U.S., and as a result he was released back into the community in 2006.
Both San Francisco and San Jose (located in Santa Clara County) are sanctuary cities, meaning they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities to remove illegal aliens from their areas of jurisdiction.
Luc’s conviction has received little attention from the major national news organizations — CNN completely ignored it on their website — and it’s easy to understand why when the case is dissected:
- Luc faced eviction for not paying his rent, which shows that he was irresponsible and not one of the “best and brightest” — a term used by Democrats to describe illegal immigrants that are in the United States. Former President Obama used the term “best and brightest” in September 2017 to describe illegal alien DACA recipients that his administration sheltered with legal protections.
- Luc murdered five people with a hammer — not an AR-15 — which destroys the Left’s narrative about why semi-automatic weapons need to be banned because a person doesn’t even need a gun to commit mass murder.
- Luc committed the murders in sanctuary city San Francisco, where an illegal alien from Mexico was found not guilty in November of the 2015 murder of Kate Steinle, which at the time launched the national debate over sanctuary cities.
- Bringing attention to Luc’s conviction would bolster the agenda pushed by President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly called for stronger immigration policies.