New detail in I-680 fatal stabbing

A new detail has emerged in the Friday stabbing death of a 33-year-old San Jose man. Cops are now saying that victim Linh Lam was stabbed more than a dozen times during the incident beneath a grove of trees at the Vargas Road exit along northbound Interstate 680. Sunnyvale resdient Daniel Thein Mai, 20, has been charged with murder in the killing, and will be arraigned this afternoon. No motive has been established, cops say.


Reporter’s Notebook: Urango Trial 2/13

The following are tidbits and outtakes that didn’t make it into recent stories about the trial of Manuel David Urango, the man charged with killing Alia Ansari in Fremont’s Glenmoor neighborhood in October 2006. The trial started in mid-January and is expected to last through the end of the month.

Session date: Feb. 13, 2008

Daughter’s interview:

Jurors watched the first 30 minutes of a 45-minute long videotaped interview in which Ansari’s daughter is asked about her mother’s killing. The video, which appears to be shot from the ceiling of a playroom, opens with the interviewer walking in with the daughter, who was 3 years and 11 months at the time, and asking her about certain colors. The girl does not know the difference between black and white. At one the girl pointed to the interviewer’s skirt and said it was red. It was actually black. Continue Reading