A grand jury indicted Kimhoang Pham LaRocque charges of second-degree murder of her husband Eric LaRocque, 33. This comes days after she posted a picture of a button with Eric LaRocque’s initials on it and the message “Forever in our hearts” on Facebook, days after he was found dead in their family’s Vienna home July 31. The grand jury indicted her Monday on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
“Investigations determined there was a domestic incident. Somehow it led to a 35-year-old woman killing her 33-year-old husband,” Fairfax County police Officer Tawny Wright.
Kimhoang Pham LaRocque, 35, faces charges of killing her husband in a fatal shooting. (Fairfax County Police Department)
Detectives analyzed a handgun and bullet found in the family’s suburban Washington, D.C.-area home and seized computers and cellphones. Medical examiners confirmed that Eric LaRocque’s death was a homicide.
Kim Pham LaRocque was arrested leaving her job at Fannie Mae Monday night and incarcerated without bond. Her Facebook post in August received over 50 likes and 30 supportive comments from those touched by Eric LaRocque’s death.
“Kim, I heard of your terrible loss,” one user wrote. “I cannot even imagine what you’re going through. I’m sending you and your beautiful family all the love and strength that I have. I hope you know how much support this world has for you and your kids. Love you.”
Eric LaRocque, a project manager with the engineering firm Dewberry Consultants, grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He loved the outdoors and was devoted to his family.
The victim’s family issued a statement Tuesday thanking the police department and the Virginia state’s attorney “for their continued efforts to find justice for Eric and to hold anyone who caused his death accountable,”
“We find no comfort in these proceedings but they are important to all who knew and loved Eric. Our focus is on Eric’s children, Jackie and Lou,” Larocque’s family said. “We thank our family and friends and Eric’s friends for their continued support and ask for your thoughts and prayers as these proceedings continue.”
The couple met when they both attended Virginia Tech. A YouCaring fundraising page established shortly after Eric LaRocque’s death to help pay for their two children’s college education.