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Pair face possible capital trial in robbery accomplice’s death
August 30, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Edwin Lee

Bunn Vo

The two murder suspects in a botched 2013 San Mateo home invasion robbery that ended up getting their friend killed will stand trial on charges that could potentially send them to prison for life or even Death Row.

Bunn Vo, 23, of San Jose, and Edwin Lee, 22, of Daly City, have each pleaded not guilty to charges in the Sept. 4, 2013, robbery that left Bryant Ma mortally wounded. On Friday, after a multi-day preliminary hearing, both were held to answer for first degree murder with special circumstances, robbery, burglary and kidnapping to commit robbery. Vo was also held on one count of attempted murder, said Assistant District Attorney Al Serrato.

They return court Oct. 1 to enter pleas in Superior Court and potentially set a trial date.

Although Vo and Lee are charged in Ma’s death, neither shot him. Instead, a 24-year-old occupant of the Lodi Avenue home, who was shot himself, fired the fatal bullet. Under California law, the two defendants are held responsible because they were allegedly participating in a felonious crime that led to the 23-year-old man’s death.

Around 11:30 p.m. that night, three men later identified as Vo, Lee and Ma entered the home on near South Norfolk Street east of Highway 101 and encountered four others which set off a gun fight.

Prosecutors allege the suspects entered the home to rob the residents of drugs and money and demanded one victim to open his safe. Prosecutors say he instead got out a gun and opened fire on the suspects.

Vo and Lee fled with Ma in a dark SUV to Regional Medical Center of San Jose where Lee was treated for a gunshot that was not life threatening and Ma was declared dead on arrival. Hospital personnel alerted police who connected them to the San Mateo shooting. A dark blue SUV was located in the hospital parking lot and the men arrested.

Prosecutors have not yet publicly announced whether they will seek the death penalty in the case.

Both men remain in custody without bail.

michelle@smdailyjournal.com

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

Tags: robbery, death, murder, suspects, prosecutors,


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