SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a California man charged with killing a popular Chinese herbalist and his family, including the man’s 5-year-old daughter.

KSBY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2eU1DAX) Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley made the announcement Friday during a court appearance for Pierre Haobsh.

He’s been charged in the March 2016 deaths of 57-year-old Dr. Weidong “Henry” Han, his 29-year-old wife, Huijie “Jenni” Yu, and the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Emily Han.

Authorities have said they were shot in the head and their bodies were found wrapped in plastic and duct-taped in the garage of the family’s multimillion-dollar home on the outskirts of Santa Barbara.

Haobsh has pleaded not guilty. KSBY reported his attorney filed a motion Friday asking a judge to sign a gag order in the case.


Information from: KSBY-TV, http://www.ksby.com/