North Hills man accused of killing gay son also suspected in wife's murder

Shehada Issa, 69, makes his first court appearance on Monday, April 11, 2016.

A North hills man arrested on suspicion of murdering his gay son now faces more charges.

Shehada Issa, 69, will also be tried for the stabbing death of his wife. Authorities said Issa shot his son, 29-year-old Amir, outside of their family home.

His wife, Rabihah, was found dead inside the home. Investigators initially believed Issa killed his son because he was gay, but later determined it may have been to try and cover up for the murder of his wife.

Issa is due back in court in May.
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