2008 SiPort murders

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2008 SiPort murders
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Date November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)
3:00 p.m.
Attack type
Weapons 9mm caliber handgun
Deaths 3
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Jing Hua Wu
Motive Termination of employment
Verdict Wu convicted

On November 14, 2008, three people were fatally shot at the office of SiPort, a start-up company in Santa Clara, California in Silicon Valley.[1] Jing Hua Wu was arrested and convicted.


SiPort CEO Sid Agrawal, human resources manager Marilyn Lewis, and vice president of operations Brian Pugh were all shot fatally in the head. It was one of the deadliest workplace killings in Silicon Valley history.[2][3][4]


Wu (born 1961-62) was born in China, and was a former employee of SiPort. He was distraught over losing his job at the company.

Legal proceedings[edit]

Jing Hua Wu was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and special circumstances of using a firearm, and was represented by high-profile defense attorney Tony Serra. On March 8, 2013, Wu was found guilty of all charges. On August 2, 2013, Wu was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, and an additional 75 years.[5]


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