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Han family murder suspect sent letter to DA after alleged crimes

The San Diego County man charged with murder a local doctor and his family was back in court Tuesday. Pierre Haobsh was wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and thick glasses.

The 27-year-old’s attorney, Christine Voss, denied NewsChannel 3’s request to film and record inside of the courtroom.

Haobsh is charged with murdering Dr. Henry Han, his wife Jenny and 5-year-old daughter Emily inside their Goleta Valley home in March.

When Haobsh was arrested, officers reportedly found a loaded handgun and property belonging to one of the victims inside of his car. Haobsh is also charged with special circumstances of committing the murders for financial gain.

In court on Tuesday, Haobsh attorney and the district attorney agreed to tentatively schedule a preliminary hearing in January and February. Reporter Vicky Nguyen spoke with Deputy District Attorney Ben Ladinig, who said additional records and materials about the case is still coming in.

Ladinig turned over a letter written by Haobsh to the judge. Ladinig said the letter was dated August 2016, months after the alleged crimes, and addressed to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Ladinig could not comment on what was included in the letter.

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