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* Jing Wu Charged in Alleged Triple Murder at SiPORT in Santa Clara

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A laid-off tech employee accused of returning to his former workplace and killing three people, including the CEO, in 2008 was indicted by a grand jury in Santa Clara County Thursday on three counts of murder, according to a district attorney spokeswoman. The charges against Jing Hua Wu, 49, include special allegations for each count that he personally used a firearm, as well as a special circumstance for multiple murders, district attorney spokeswoman Amy Cornell said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. Wu was living in Mountain View and working as an engineer at SiPORT Inc. in Santa Clara when he was laid off in November 2008, according to police. On Nov. 15, he allegedly returned to the business at 3255 Scott Blvd., walked inside and opened fire, police said. SiPORT CEO Sid Agrawal, 56, Vice President of Operations Brian Pugh, 47, and Marilyn Lewis, head of the human relations department, were all killed. The district attorney’s office decided to take the case to a grand jury to help move it along toward a trial, Cornell said. If convicted, Wu faces the possibility of life in prison.

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