The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her daughter and her daughter's husband on Tuesday made his first appearance in court today.
Vinh Nguyen, 41, appeared before Judge Joe Kisner via closed circuit television. Nguyen is charged with capital murder and three counts of murder in the first degree.
Tuyet Huynh, 45, her daughter Trinh Pham, 20, and son-in-law Sean Pham, 21, were found dead in their home in the 2200 block of S. Beech Tuesday morning. Police said each were shot multiple times.
Judge Kisner appointed the Death Penalty Defense unit to represent Nguyen in the case.
There were some language barrier issues during the first appearance. Nguyen said he did not understand the charges against him. An attorney will advise him further on Monday to help him understand the charges.
Nguyen's preliminary hearing is set for July 10 at 9 a.m. His bond is set at $2 million.