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LOS ANGELES, CA — Omar Golamrabbi, a juvenile charged with killing his parents in their San Jose, Calif., home, has been cleared of murder on June 24 and released from police custody.
Golamrabbi, 17, and his brother, Hasib Golamrabbi, 22, were charged with murdering their father, Golam Rabbi, 59 at the time of his death; and their mother Shamima Begum Rabbi, in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose.
The Bangladeshi American couple was found dead on April 24 by relatives who had been trying to reach them for several days. The duo vanished after the killings.
According to public defender Sajid Khan, who represented Omar Golamrabbi, Omar had been released because prosecutors said they had an “insufficiency of evidence” of his involvement in the murders.
“He was present at the time, but we believe he was just a witness to the scene,” said Khan.
Omar Golamrabbi, who, following the death of both his parents became a ward of the state, was released on June 24 and taken to a group home, according to Khan.
His social worker will determine whether he can live with other family members. The boy was previously scheduled to enter his senior year at Evergreen High School.
On the floor near the bodies were at least two handwritten notes in black marker pen. One chillingly read: “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.” The other note read: “I can’t be like you, telling a lie.”
Omar Golamrabbi was initially suspected of writing the notes.
Upon his arrest April 27, Hasib Golamrabbi — who initially could not be found for three days — told police he had shot his father multiple times, but added that a stranger had come into the house and forced him to do it. Hasib told the police that the stranger had killed his mother.
Omar Golamrabbi told the police that his brother had murdered both his father and mother and then told him to check the garage–where the bodies were found–to make sure blood was not seeping out.
Hasib Golamrabbi is being held in Santa Clara County Jail without bail.