Woman Who Grieved Husband on Facebook Is Charged With His Murder

Kimhoang “Kim” Pham LaRocque
Kimhoang “Kim” Pham LaRocque Fairfax County Police

Kimhoang “Kim” Pham LaRocque, who publicly grieved her husband¹s death on Facebook, has now been accused of his murder.

On July 31, 2015, Eric LaRocque, 33, was found dead from a gunshot wound in the bedroom of his Vienna, Virginia, home. Twelve days later, LaRocque, 35, shared a photo of a button stamped with his initials and the message “Forever in our hearts.” The now–single mother of daughter Jackie and son Lou is now being held in jail without bond.

Police arrested the widow without incident this past Monday, May 16, as she was leaving for the day at Fannie Mae. She was charged with second-degree murder.

While authorities have not commented on a motive, Fairfax County police officer Tawny Wright told NBC4 Washington that “investigations determined there was a domestic incident.”


After the fatal shooting, detectives analyzed a handgun and a bullet found in the couple’s home. In addition, they seized a blood-stained pillow, cellphones and an iPad. On August 10, his death was ruled a homicide.

“We find no comfort in these proceedings but they are important to all who know and loved Eric. Our focus is on Eric¹s children, Jackie and Lou,” Eric’s family said in a May 17 statement. “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 LaRocques met while attending Virginia Tech and married in 2010. He worked as project manager with Dewberry Consultants, according to his obituary.

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