UPDATE: Potential motive revealed in farmworker’s deadly shooting rampage

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The 66-year-old farmworker accused of killing seven people at two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, California, is believed to have carried out the shootings over a $100 repair bill for farm equipment, officials said Friday.

Chunli Zhao met with his supervisor about the bill on Monday, blaming his co-worker for the damage to a forklift that Zhao was driving when it collided with the co-worker’s bulldozer, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. However, the supervisor insisted that Zhao pay the bill.

Zhao then allegedly shot and killed the supervisor, two co-workers and the wife of one of the victims at Terra Garden. A fifth co-worker was wounded. He then went to nearby Concord Farms, where he had worked previously, and fatally shot three former co-workers, authorities have said.

According to Wagstaffe, Zhao had been disgruntled over work-related disputes for a long time. Apparently, a recent repair bill may have “lit the candle” for the deadly shooting.

In a KNTV-TV interview, Zhao said he was bullied and worked long hours on the farm and that his complaints were ignored.

The coroner’s office has named the six victims: Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50, Zhishen Liu, 73, Qizhong Cheng, 66, Jingzhi Lu, 64, Yetao Bing, 43, and Aixiang Zhang, 74.

The sole survivor has been identified as Pedro Romero Perez. Jose Romero Peres was identified as the other person killed.

According to Wagstaffe, Zhao was charged with seven counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, firearm use enhancements and a count of special circumstances allegation of multiple murders.


Janelle Wang tweeted, “66 year old Chunli Zhao arraigned in court this afternoon in Redwood City. He faces 7 murder charges w/ firearms enhancements, and 1 attempted murder charge. DA says he may seek the death penalty. @nbcbayarea https://t.co/prooZVI2oc pic.twitter.com/g7gy4xcA9U.”

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  1. In California, at least, it is illegal to make an employee pay for a job related accident. The employer should also be held accountable for their actions however this does not excuse the actions of the murderous coward.


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