SAN FERNANDO — A North Hills man who was convicted by a jury in the premeditated murders of his wife and gay son is scheduled to be sentenced later this month and could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Shehada Issa, 71, was found guilty September 28 of stabbing his wife, Rabihah Shibi Issa, 68, with a knife between March 27 and 29, 2016, and of shooting his son, Amir Issa, 38, on March 29.
Shehada will be sentenced October 26 at the San Fernando Superior Courthouse.
Police arrived at the family’s North Hills home after the shooting and found Amir’s s body outside the house and Rabihah Shibi’s body was found inside a bathroom, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
Shehada murdered his wife and son because he wanted to sell the house they all shared and he had extreme hatred of his son’s sexuality, prosecutors said in the press release.