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Judge rejects effort by convicted triple murderer on South Coast to get new defense team

A Santa Barbara man is being held by authorities after his young children were found murdered in Mexico.
Photo by Tim Hufner
A judge denied an effort by a convicted triple murderer on the South Coast to get a new defense team before his sentencing.

Sentencing set for later this month for man convicted of killing family in Santa Barbara County.

A judge has denied the request of a convicted triple murderer in Santa Barbara County to replace his attorneys ahead of his scheduled sentencing later this month.

Pierre Haobsh was convicted of the 2016 murders of Dr. Henry Han, his wife, and their 5-year-old daughter at their Goleta-area home.

Haobsh had a business relationship with the doctor, who was a well-known herbalist. The San Diego County man is scheduled to be sentenced February 28.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.