Binh Thai Luc, an undocumented immigrant from Vietnam, was convicted of killing three men and two women at 16 Howth St., on March 27, 2012.
A San Francisco jury convicted a man of five counts of first-degree murder on Monday for brutally killing a family at their home in the Ingleside neighborhood a half-decade ago.
Jurors returned the verdicts against 41-year-old Binh Thai Luc after seven days of deliberations in San Francisco Superior Court. The jury also found Luc guilty of five counts of first-degree attempted robbery and two counts of burglary, while jurors acquitted Luc of five counts of robbery.
“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder,” District Attorney George Gascon said outside the courtroom. “We’re pleased that we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community.”
Michael Barba of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper reports that the verdict comes just a week after Gascon accepted blame for the acquittal of an undocumented immigrant in the high-profile killing of Kate Steinle. The two trials took place across the hall from one another in the Hall of Justice.
Luc killed the family at their home at 16 Howth St. across the street from City College of San Francisco on March 22, 2012.
The prosecution said Luc beat his victims with a hammer after losing money at a card club in San Bruno. Luc had a gambling problem and an eviction notice from his home in San Francisco.
Vincent Lei, 32, was choked. His sister, 37-year-old Jessie Lei, swallowed her own teeth and had a broken jaw. His mother, 62-year-old Wan Yi Xu, was beaten the most and struck 21 times in the head.
Vincent Lei’s wife, Yo-Yo Chu, 30, and father, Hua Shun Lei, 65, were also killed.