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Crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in slaying of father, sons in home invasion robbery?

Q: Back in April 2016, there was a home invasion robbery in the early morning. Unfortuately, three family members, all males, were killed in the incident. What is the current update regarding what happened that morning and the status of the suspects’ cases?

Sunsetter916, Sacramento

A: Four people were arrested in the April 28, 2016 slaying of 56-year-old Thanh Le and his two sons, Dong Le, 32, and Tien Le, 21, at the family’s home in the 8700 block of Ardith Drive, near Elk Grove-Florin Road.

Two of the suspects, David Nguyen and Elijah Johnson, are charged with murder and robbery, and are scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 14, according to Sacramento Superior Court records available online. The two other suspects, Amanda Tucker and Tayler Coatney, pleaded no contest to robbery and will be sentenced Oct. 13.

Nguyen and Johnson are accused of firing the shots that killed the three men, according to stories in The Sacramento Bee. Prosecutors have said that Tucker and Coatney were also carrying weapons when the four broke into the Le home.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence about 6:30 a.m. and found the three men with gunshot wounds. All were pronounced dead at the scene. Other people were in the home at the time of the shooting, but were not injured. Two or three people reportedly forced their way into the residence, then fled in what was described as a dark-colored compact vehicle after the shooting.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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