2008 SiPort murders

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2008 SiPort murders
LocationSanta Clara, California, United States
DateNovember 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)
3:00 p.m.
Attack type
Weapons9mm caliber handgun
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorJing Hua Wu
MotiveTermination of employment
VerdictWu 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]


  1. ^ "Despite murders, SiPort completes its radio chip for Microsoft's Zune HD media player". VentureBeat. September 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Santa Clara: Fired SiPort engineer found guilty of first degree murder in slaying of three bosses". San Jose Mercury News. March 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "With New CEO, SiPort Tries To Put Triple Homicide Behind It". Wall Street Journal. February 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Jing Hua Wu Convicted; Silicon Valley Engineer Killed 3 Bosses Who Laid Him Off". Huffington Post. March 8, 2012.
  5. ^ Former Santa Clara Tech Engineer Gets Life Without Parole + 75 Years For Killing 3 Co-Workers, CBS News, August 2, 2013, Retrieved on December 9, 2015.

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