Murder-Suicides in the Korean American Community

• Dae Kwon Yun, 54, distraught after his garment-manufacturing business failed and his wife filed for divorce, locked himself, daughter Ashley, 11, and son Alexander, 10, in his SUV and set it afire in an alley near the Garment District in downtown Los Angeles. Yun stumbled out. The children died. Yun, hospitalized with burns, was charged with murder. (April 2, 2006)

• Bong Joo Lee, 40, shot and killed his 5-year-old daughter, Iris, then killed himself in Fontana, California. Lee had been unemployed and owed a $200,000 gambling debt. (April 8, 2006)

• Sang In Kim, 55, fatally shot his wife, Young Ok, 50, and their son, Matthew, 8, and wounded their 16-year-old daughter before killing himself at their apartment at 165 N. Hoover Street near Bevelry & Virgil. No motive was found. The family was known to never miss services at First Church of the Nazarene in Hollywood. (April 8, 2006)

Seven deaths in one week in three separate instances of murder-suicides involving Korean American families in Southern California. (April 2006)