North Hills man accused of killing gay son also being investigated for wife's murder

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Amir Issa is seen in a photo posted on Facebook.
Amir Issa is seen in a photo posted on Facebook.

NORTH HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The man accused of killing his gay son is also being investigated for the murder of his wife.

Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, has been charged with fatally shooting his son, Amir, outside their North Hills home last week.

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Shehada Issa told police he shot his son in self-defense after he discovered the body of his wife, 68-year-old Rabihah Issa.

But on Tuesday, LAPD said detectives are investigating whether Shehada Issa may have killed his wife the day before he allegedly killed his son.

Shehada Issa is being held without bail on one count of premeditated murder as a hate crime. He's scheduled to be arraigned at L.A. County Superior Court on April 11. If convicted as charged, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Associated Press contributed to this report