Mountain View police made the surprise announcement Wednesday that they have arrested a new suspect in connection with the double homicide on Plymouth Street, bringing the total number of alleged conspirators to eight and the number of suspects in custody to six.
Eric Williams, 22, of Union City, was arrested Tuesday at 9 p.m. without incident in Union City. He is being charged with conspiracy and two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Omar Aquino, 24, and his sister Teresa Sanchez-Aquino, 27, on June 28 in their Plymouth Street home.
Williams was not among the original seven suspects police named last month during a news conference. Those seven are: Victoria Frances Thompson, 20, of Morgan Hill; Nicory Marquis Spann, 18, of San Jose; Michael David Adams, 20, of San Jose; Kim Pham, 19, of San Jose or Morgan Hill; and three siblings from Campbell, Fame Thomas, 15; Kenneth Ivory Thomas, 20; and Faith Thomas, 17.
Five of those suspects have already been arrested and are being held without bail. The last two suspects -- Kenneth and Faith Thomas -- remain at large and are accused of conspiracy and murder. Police say they should be considered armed and dangerous. (Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Mountain View Police Department at (650) 903-6344.)
The two victims were shot to death in their home on the 1900 block of Plymouth Street in the early hours of Saturday, June 28, while Sanchez-Aquino's 8-year-old son slept in the next room. According to a complaint filed in Superior Court, at least some of the eight young people accused of murdering them had been plotting for at least a month, and text messaged back and forth the night of the crime as they executed an elaborate plan to rob Omar Aquino.