Police: Neighbor Attacks Burmese Family, Killing 3 Brothers

MSN, March 18, 2015

A Burmese immigrant accused of stabbing three young brothers to death had scared a different neighborhood family by knocking on their door several times in the middle of the night.

“He’s crazy,” neighbor Ner Wah said Wednesday. “I told my wife: ‘Be careful. Don’t answer the door.'”

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Eh Lar Doh Htoo, attacked a Burmese family in their home Tuesday night with a knife, killing the brothers–ages 1, 5 and 12, police said. When officers arrived, he was still holding the knife, New Bern Police Chief Toussaint Summers Jr. told The Associated Press.

Eh Lar Doh Htoo

Eh Lar Doh Htoo

Htoo also wounded the brothers’ mother and their 14-year-old sister. Police said they don’t know a motive for the attack and a language barrier hampered their investigation.


New Bern is a coastal town and home to about 1,900 Burmese refugees, who resettled in the area after fleeing persecution in the former country of Burma, which is now known as Myanmar.


The stabbings happened on a street of about 10 row-like homes that face a railroad track and several dilapidated commercial buildings.


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  • LHathaway

    “New Bern is a coastal town and home to about 1,900 Burmese refugees, who resettled in the area after fleeing persecution in the former country of Burma”

    So all that stuff about integration, and how you are evil if you don’t blend in, isolating yourself and avoiding diversity, that’s all for Whites and no one else. People of color are rewarded for doing what Whites are constantly accused of doing as racist.

    • Xerxes22

      Somehow, I don’t think these 1900 Burmese refugee chose to resettle in in a little North Carolina coastal town of 30,000 all on their own. They were put there by the Federal Government probably with the aid of some church group. The locals were not consulted on it and did not even know these people were coming. This is going on all over the country. Everyone, except for our ruling elites, gets to share the joys of diversity.

      • Ringo Lennon

        Elites be living on the upper east side of New York City. Also upper west side. The rest of the peasants can eat cake.

        • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

          And we all know the race and religion of the people that live in the upper west side and upper east side of NYC. Hint: They are related to Barbara Specter and make money off the so called WW-2 genocide.

  • Fed Up

    No big deal. Just people of a diverse culture involved in a mild cultural disagreement! Hardly anything to get excited about.

    • Susannah

      Certainly no reason to question our policies regarding importation of refugees, or anything crazy like that.

    • archer

      Exactly, I like to think that our “rainbow” now has another band of color added to it.

  • IstvanIN

    We have these throwbacks in NJ as well.

  • phillyguy

    What the f**k is a freak like this doing in our country?

  • John Ambrose

    People like her are beyond contemptible. Starry-eyed idealists doing irreparable harm to their communities just for a quick buck and a short ego trip.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Well at least he did not kill any good white babies and no white people are involved. So no claim of racism here. Just like Black on black crime.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Maybe they should have settled these refugees someplace a little more Asian. Like Asia.

  • Hans Schneider

    Third world immigration produces third world conditions, always and everywhere.

  • TrueNorthFree

    Terrible tragedy- 3 children murdered. I wonder if the perpetrator suffered from mental illness.