SAN JOSE, Calif.—A man who was acquitted in 2006 of murdering his wife is again in police custody, this time on suspicion of gunning down an attorney in the wrongful death lawsuit against him.
San Jose police arrested Jason Cai on Tuesday, after Xia Zhao was found dead outside a local mall. The fatal shooting came less that two weeks after Zhao had filed a restraining order against Cai, saying he was stalking and threatening her.
Zhao was part of the legal team for the family of Cai's wife, Ying Deng, whose body was found floating in the pool of couple's Cupertino home in 2003.
A jury eventually acquitted Cai of murder, but Deng's family pursued the civil case against him.
Family members of Zhao say that in the past few weeks, she had become worried for her own safety and the safety of her family, telling them not to go outside.
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