North Hills man convicted of murdering wife, gay son

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. Photo: iStock/hatman12

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.

Amir Issa, 38, (above) was fatally shot by his father, Shehada Issa, 71, in March 2016. Shehada was was found guilty September 28 of murdering his son because he was gay. Shehada is scheduled to be sentenced October 26. Photo: Facebook.

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.

Related posts:

About the author

Stephanie Thai

Hailing from San Francisco, Stephanie Thai is a Southern Californian transplant. She spends her time writing, reading, and eating wherever she can, though not in that order. On her downtime, Thai takes 12-hour cat naps, hikes urban trails, and frequents travel websites to entertain her expensive hobby of traveling the globe.