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Los Angeles man sentenced for killing wife, gay son

October 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who stabbed his wife and shot his gay son has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

Seventy-one-year-old Shehadeh Khalil Issa was sentenced Thursday for last year’s attacks at his North Hills home.

Jurors convicted him last month of premeditated murder.

Prosecutors say Issa had a longtime gambling problem and needed cash. Authorities say he attacked his family because he wanted to sell the house despite his wife’s objections and because he had an extreme disgust of his son’s sexuality.

The defense argued that the son killed Issa’s wife and Issa shot him in self-defense.

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