Times coverage: Woman guilty of killing young sons, husband
A Rowland Heights woman was convicted in the deaths of her husband and two small children on Thursday and could face the death penalty.
Three years ago, Manling Tsang Williams was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with her family's killing.
She told authorities that on Aug. 7, 2007, she had come home from grocery shopping about 7:30 a.m. when she discovered her family dead. At the time, neighbors told The Times that Williams, a 31-year-old Asian woman, ran from her house screaming that her husband had been injured.
When Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived and searched the house, they found the bodies of Neal Williams, a 27-year-old white man; Devon Williams, a 7-year-old boy; and Ian Williams, a 3-year-old boy.
Prosecutors said in court that Manling Tsang Williams stabbed her husband to death with a sword and then smothered their two sons, who were in their bunk beds in an upstairs bedroom, with a pillow.
Reporter Rick Rojas has more on the story: Woman found guilty of three counts of murder in Rowland Heights slaying
Photo: Manling Tsang Williams. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department