SANTA ANA, Calif.
— A former Papa Murphy�s restaurant owner in California was arrested Thursday in connection with a deadly stabbing that left two people dead and two others injured.
Richard J. Salles, 62, was charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Jan. 27 killing of a 34-year-old man at the Papa Murphys Pizza restaurant in San Jose, authorities said.
Salles has been held without bail in Santa Ana since his arrest Thursday.
Sellers said Salless worked at Papa Murphy and had been working for the restaurant chain for more than 30 years.
Sellers said the company had a relationship with Sallesse for years, and Sallesses parents worked as its employees.
Sallaes has lived in the United States since 2007, according to his LinkedIn profile.
His LinkedIn page said he has lived and worked in Canada since 1996.SALLES, a U.S. citizen born in the Bahamas, was the father of three of the victims, including the 33-year old victim, Sellers told The Associated Press.
Sellings said Sallaes was found unresponsive in his apartment on Jan. 26 after he was stabbed in the neck with a steak knife.
Salls’ attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday.
A lawyer for Sallees’ wife, who is accused of helping him in the stabbing, could not be reached for comment.
The couple is expected to be arraigned Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.