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Man accused of killing wife, another man at Palm Desert hotel charged with murder

A man accused of killing his wife and another man outside a Palm Desert hotel Friday morning has been charged.

Kenny Wu, 34, is accused of stabbing his wife and another man during a domestic violence dispute

His charges include two counts of murder along with a sentence enhancement due to arming himself with a firearm as well as intent to murder. 

Authorities responded to the hotel on Friday at 6:55 a.m. to find the two victims, Yaying Wu, 31, also of Palm Desert, the suspect's wife as well as Jesus Sanchez, 30, of Cathedral City dead at the scene.

Kenny Wu was found suffering from blunt force trauma to his body and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for what police called at the time critical injuries. 

So far, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has declined to provide further information about what exactly happened that morning and the relationship between Wu’s wife and the deceased man. 

Kenny Wu was originally scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, however, it will be continued on August 8. He was ordered to remain in custody with no bail.

We'll have the latest on the case tonight at 5 and 6 p.m. on News Channel 3.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the case was asked to call the Palm Desert sheriff's station's Investigation Bureau at 760-836-1600 or Investigator Munoz with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

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