REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KRON) — The Half Moon Bay mass shooting suspect Chunli Zhao is due in court Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. to address some legal matters.
The District Attorney’s office said Zhao is asking for a gag order. The defendant has filed a motion denying the public and press remote access to court documents and a motion denying all requests of the media for photographic and television coverage in all future court proceedings, officials said.
Zhao was accused of fatally shooting seven victims at two locations in Half Moon Bay and shooting and wounding an eighth victim. Reportedly, Zhao has admitted to the killings.
He has been charged with seven counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for the mass shooting in Half Moon Bay last month at two farming locations.
Authorities say Zhao was upset his boss wanted him to pay $100 to repair a damaged forklift.
Zhao is due in court again on Feb. 16 for arraignment. He is being held without bail. He faces potential life without parole or the death penalty, according to the DA’s office.