A suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shootings of four family members in Texas more than eight years ago.
On Sept. 13, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced Feng Lu, 58, was charged with capital murder two days earlier for the slayings of Maoye Sun, his wife, Mei Xie, and their sons, Timothy, 9, and 7-year-old Titus, The Washington Post reported.
On Jan. 30, 2014, a sheriff’s deputy conducting a welfare check at a home in Cypress found the Suns’ bodies. All four victims had been shot in the head.
Authorities offered an award for information leading to an arrest in the grisly murder case but they were unable to take any suspects into custody.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, authorities arrested Lu— a former coworker of Sun’s — shortly after he arrived in California from China.
A sworn affidavit for the suspect’s arrest obtained by The Washington Post states Lu and Sun both worked at a Houston-based oil and gas company before the murders.
The affidavit states Lu told the FBI he hoped to get transferred into Cameron International’s research and development department and asked Sun for a recommendation.
In the spring of 2013, around half a year before the murders, Lu called Sun after learning he hadn’t interceded on his behalf. The affidavit states Lu believed Sun sabotaged him and “may have been the reason he did not get the promotion.”
According to the document, Lu’s wife also told investigators the two men had a disagreement because Sun “did not agree with the promotion.”
Detectives believe Lu bought the murder weapon around a week before the killings, and bullets recovered from the crime scene included “design features that are physically consistent with bullets” Lu allegedly bought around the same time, the affidavit states.
Analysts allegedly also found Lu’s DNA on a Coach purse belonging to Sun’s wife even though Lu said he’d never been to the family’s home or met her, authorities said.
Lu was being held in the San Matteo jail pending his extradition to Texas.
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