A Salinas business owner who watched his relative get beaten and shot to death inside his store is breaking his silence. It's been more than two months since the deadly attempted armed robbery at the Hot Stop convenience store.
"I'm still feeling too much pain in my heart," he said.
The business owner asked News Channel Five not to release his identity. He's fearful knowing the two killers who held up the store Aug. 16 are still on the loose.
"At night time, I can't get sleep, sometimes two to three-hour nights," he said.
Having to reopen the store and sitting at the very counter where the tragic events unfolded doesn't make it easier. That night he was in the back of the store when the two men walked in, striking him, his wife and relative.
He is okay, but 55-year-old Sook Mi Oh was beaten and murdered. His wife, who is still hospitalized in serious condition, is unable to remember anything.