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WATCH John Huynh was Vietnamese & killed in Bothell. Was this an Anti-Asian Hate Crime?

Linda Huynh and Binh Huynh, sisters of John Huynh will be guests on Seattle Here and Now airing on RainierAvenue Radio 6-7p Thursday May 6th. They are the siblings of John Huynh who was killed last Sunday in Bothell.John Huynh was stabbed in the heart Sunday evening just after stopping to talk to a resident of his Bothell apartment building who had flipped him off for unknown reasons, according to King County prosecutors.Huynh died at the scene, the Seattle Times reported.Ian Williams — who didn’t know Huynh and hadn’t had any disputes with him — remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bail, records show. He is to be arraigned May 12.The charges say Huynh and two friends walked out of the Villas at Beardslee apartments just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A man gave the trio the middle finger and Huynh stopped to ask the man if he had flipped Huynh off or waved to him, charging papers said.The two men faced each other when the other man lunged forward, stabbed Huynh in the chest, then ran back into the building, charges say.In a statement to police, Williams’ mother said her son ran into their apartment and “told her that an anti-masker had attacked him,” a Bothell detective wrote in charging papers. “She told him to show her where he was hurt and he initially said he was not hurt but he thought he hurt the other guy.”


Ms. Dorothy Cordova, Director at Filipino American National Historic Society (FANHS) will kick off Asian & Pacific Islander Month on Seattle Here & Now with Dr. Connie So, President of the Seattle-King County Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Asian Pacific Advocates and President Stan Shikuma of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) joining a discussion on "Anti-Asian Hate Crimes". Seattle Here & Now is live on Rainier Avenue Radio Thursdays 6 pm PST hosted by John Yasutake featuring interviews with people that impact our community.

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