Virginia wife, Kimhoang LaRocque, charged with killing her husband nine months after mourning his death on Facebook
Kimhoang Pham LaRocque, 35, posted
“Forever in our hearts” on facebook with
picture of a button with husband Eric LaRocque’s initials on it
Eric was shot in couple’s home, May 31, 2015
Nine months later Virginia grand jury indicts her with shooting husband during domestic dispute
Charged with Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
Kimhoang posted a picture of a button with Eric LaRocque’s initials on it and the message “Forever in our hearts” just days after he was found dead in their family’s Vienna home on July 31, last year. On Monday, a grand jury in Fairfax County, Virginia indicted her on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
“Investigations determined there was a domestic incident. Somehow it led to a 35-year-old woman killing her 33-year-old husband,” Fairfax County police Officer Tawny Wright told WRC-TV
Kimhoang Pham LaRocque, 35, faces charges of killing her husband.
Detectives analyzed a handgun and bullet found in the family’s suburban Washington, D.C.-area home and seized computers and cellphones, the TV station reported. Medical examiners confirmed Aug. 10 that Eric LaRocque’s death was a homicide.
Kim Pham LaRocque was arrested leaving her job at Fannie Mae Monday night and incarcerated without bond. Her Facebook post in August received over 50 likes and 30 supportive comments from those touched by Eric LaRocque’s death.
“Kim, I heard of your terrible loss,” one user wrote. “I cannot even imagine what you’re going through. I’m sending you and your beautiful family all the love and strength that I have. I hope you know how much support this world has for you and your kids. Love you.”Eric LaRocque, a project manager with the engineering firm Dewberry Consultants, grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y., according to his obituary. He loved the outdoors and was devoted to his family.
He loved the outdoors and was devoted to his family.Detectives analyzed a handgun and bullet found in the family’s suburban Washington, D.C.-area home and seized computers and cellphones, the TV station reported. Medical examiners confirmed Aug. 10 that Eric LaRocque’s death was a homicide.The victim’s family issued a statement Tuesday thanking the police department and the Virginia state’s attorney “for their continued efforts to find justice for Eric and to hold anyone who caused his death accountable,” according to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.
“We find no comfort in these proceedings but they are important to all who knew and loved Eric. Our focus is on Eric’s children, Jackie and Lou,” Larocque’s family said. “We thank our family and friends and Eric’s friends for their continued support and ask for your thoughts and prayers as these proceedings continue.”
The couple met when they both attended Virginia Tech. A YouCaring fundraising page established shortly after Eric LaRocque’s death to help pay for their two children’s college education had raised over $12,500 by Wednesday night.
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