Northern California man sentenced to life for murders of 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man convicted of killing a family of five was sentenced to five life terms without the possibility of parole.
Binh Thai Luc was sentenced Thursday in San Francisco.
A jury convicted Luc of stabbing, beating and strangling to death five family members in 2012 who lived together in San Francisco.
Investigators said the 42-year-old Luc was deeply in debt and facing eviction from his home. He is alleged to have killed the family while robbing them after losing money at a casino.
Luc had more than $6,500 with him when he was arrested.
Luc is a Vietnamese citizen who federal authorities attempted to deport after a robbery conviction. But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said it dropped that effort after Vietnam authorities failed to cooperate.