SAN JOSE, Calif. – A Silicon Valley engineer has been found guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting three of his bosses as revenge for being fired.
A California jury on Friday convicted Jing Hua Wu of gunning down three executives at a Santa Clara semiconductor startup called Siport on Nov. 14, 2008.
The jury rejected Wu's attorney's contention that Wu was too mentally ill to form the intent to kill when he shot CEO Sid Agrawal, office manager Marilyn Lewis and his immediate supervisor Brian Pugh.
The same Santa Clara County jury must now determine whether Wu was too mentally ill to be held legally responsible for the murders.
If found insane, he would be sent to a state mental hospital. If not, he would be sentenced to life in prison without parole.