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Triple Homicide in Santa Clara, CEO dead

Original post made by qq on Nov 14, 2008

A company CEO and two employees have been shot and killed in Santa Clara on Scott Blvd. PAPD is BOL on an asian male fleeing in a silver SUV.

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Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm

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Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm

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The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at 3255 Scott Boulevard in building #7, according to police. That building and surrounding office buildings are under lockdown while officers search for the killer.

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SiPort is a fabless semiconductor company, incorporated in 2004, that received its first round of funding in 2005.

By offering highest reception performance at a reasonable cost using its innovative architecture and technology, SiPort is developing market leading silicon solutions to receive digital multimedia broadcast for the mobile market Consumer demand for mobile access to their emails, favorite website, and now music and video, has been amply demonstrated by the run away success of MP3 and streaming video. SiPort's target customers include leading OEMs selling MP3, cell phones and other portable media players.

To create a unique communications engine, SiPort is assembling a world class team in all aspects of receiver development. SiPort is backed by leading investors in the venture capital community.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 14, 2008 at 6:32 pm

What is any of this doing here?

Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:06 pm


The suspect is Asian. That deflects from the current controversy over "profiling" Blacks.

That's why it's here.

Posted by Chinese, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

There are many Asians in Palo Alto--perhaps someone knows the guy, which is why this was in the forum.

I noticed that in the Mercury News article, it only listed the suspect as having black eyes and black hair. It is up to the reader to know that the name is Chinese. Kind of unfair because if he'd been African-American, I'll bet it would have been mentioned.

Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Outside Observer, the crime occured in Santa Clara, not Palo Alto. Palo Alto is where there is a racial profiling issue.

Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Julie and Resident,

You are both right. It has no relevance to PA at all, and shouldn't be on this forum.

I've said why I think it's here. It's not an article in the Weekly. Why do you think qq posted it?

Posted by but seriously, a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 15, 2008 at 7:32 am

Not sure why it was posted on Crimes and Inicidents but PA Online has issues beyond Palo Alto. And this is a worrisome incident that may be the first of many in this economic climate, with a lot of desperate people out of work. So I for one am glad to know about it.

Posted by Asian, a resident of Duveneck School
on Nov 15, 2008 at 9:03 am

I am glad to know about it too and think it is relevant. It just should have been posted in "Issues Beyond Palo Alto."

I also saw it announced on Headline News this morning but no photo! Shouldn't they get the public involved in helping out? First, no disclosure until 3 hours after the incident, and now no photo is being distributed. Put his photo on a nationwide network and he'll pop up! Remember the Las Vegas child molester who videotaped the 3-year old? He was eventually nabbed!

They need to bring in this murderer. People can't kill their bosses for firing them for being lousy! I wonder if the border patrol was even notified...

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 15, 2008 at 11:19 am

The suspect lives in Mountain View, so I wouldn't rule his being in this area. The Merc article said that he was supposed to have a wife and two kids.

I'm with "but seriously"--the lay-offs have only just begun.

Posted by No News in Mountain View, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I looked at the Mountain View Voice and they don't even have this news! Apparently, the murderer's house was staked-out and they have his license plate number. Mercury News even called his wife and he wasn't answering his cell phone.

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Was Jing Hua Wu a product of his pressure cooker fabless design firm?

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The article mentions that these kind of "slave labor" firms are all over the valley. Many message boards are placing part of the blame for his behavior on the executive team of his company. Could we see more of this violence as the economy begins its plunge?

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Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 16, 2008 at 12:35 am

So they got the guy in front of the Home Consignment Center this morning on Grant and El Camino. Wonder if he was trying to contact his wife since he lived in Mountain View.

I don't think you can blame the work environment for someone turning to murder, but clearly the firing was the straw that broke the camel's back.

And you do wonder how many people are barely hanging on around here given housing prices. I've heard from a couple of people that they survived earlier lay-offs by taking out equity lines on their houses. With falling prices and the collapse of the credit market that's a lot less of an option.

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 16, 2008 at 2:38 am

SiPort has deleted its management information page. Thank goodness for the WayBack machine:

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Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 16, 2008 at 3:22 am

Authorities said Wu would be booked on suspicion of three counts of homicide for the Friday afternoon slayings at SiPort, a small semiconductor company at 3255 Scott Blvd.

Police identified the victims as Marilyn Lewis, 67, of San Jose, who was the company's head of human resources; Brian Pugh, 47, of Los Altos, who was vice president for operations, and Sid Agrawal, 56, of Fremont, who was the company's co-founder and chief executive. Web Link

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm


I wonder what's going to happen to the company now. It's a small company, everyone had to know everyone at a place like that. How do you go back to work Monday morning?

It seems like some kind of reverse of the big Silicon Valley dream--you have the usual set of players--the CEO from India, local white guy for marketing, the one woman in HR, of course, and then the middle-aged engineer, probably originally an HB-1 from China. All of them past their prime, none of them having quite made it to the big time, but getting by and then--it falls apart for the engineer who turns out to have only just been holding on.

And that's all it took.

Posted by fireman, a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm

OhlonePar, someone like you sees the chance to make money on someone elses troubles and you rush over to low ball the company. Telling them how important it is for them to sell you the company, dirt cheap?

Mr Palo Alto

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