Pierre Haobsh, who on March 25 was arrested for the Han family’s murder, returned to court for a hearing Tuesday morning, and he appeared for the first time in orange jail garb. Earlier this month, Haobsh, 26, pleaded not guilty to the shooting deaths of esteemed herbalist Dr. Weidong “Henry” Han, 57, his wife Huijie “Jennie” Yu, 29, and their daughter Emily Han, 5. The family was found wrapped in plastic and duct taped in the garage of their 4640 Greenhill Way home on March 23.
In Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom on Tuesday, Haobsh spoke only to his attorney, deputy public defender Christine Voss. No facts of the case were shared, and no litigation took place between Voss and prosecutors Hillary Dozer and Ben Ladinig. Haobsh faces three counts of first-degree murder and an array of special circumstance allegations — among them premeditation, lying in wait, and murder for financial gain — making him eligible for the death penalty. The case returns to court on June 21, to accommodate “discovery that is trickling in,” said Voss.