A Seattle podcaster and her ex-Google engineer husband who were shot dead by a crazed stalker have been pictured – as it emerged they had filed a request for a no-contact order against the man who eventually climbed through a window to kill them.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, a self-styled ‘techie’, was shot and killed by Texas trucker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, with a handgun on Thursday night at her $1.6m home in Redmond, Washington.
Khodakaramrezaei climbed through a window at 2am and shot Sadeghi and her husband, Mohammed Naseri, 35, then himself. Sadeghi’s mother was inside the home at the time and was able to escape to a neighbor’s house and call 911.
Police say Khodakaramrezaei first found Sadeghi through a podcast about finding work in tech and became so obsessed with her that she filed the restraining order against him.
They told the Seattle Times that Khodakaramrezaei’s work as a trucker made him hard to nail down.
On February 22, just weeks before the killing, records show Khodakaramrezaei sent Naseri 82 texts on Telegram and she told police he had once called her more than 100 times in a day.
Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, an self-styled ‘techie’, was shot and killed by trucker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, on Thursday night in her home in Redmond, Washington
Sadeghi’s husband, Mohammed Naseri, 35, who worked as Amazon software engineer, was also killed
Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe said that Sadeghi contacted them in December 2022, saying Khodakaramrezaei interest ‘intensified.’
This led to a temporary order of protection being signed against Khodakaramrezaei on March 3, with a hearing scheduled for two weeks later.
Khodakaramrezaei had also been charged with two counts of telephone harassment and one count of stalking. A bench warrant was issued with bail set at $100,000.
Both husband and wife were software engineers, with Sadeghi having worked at Promontory MortgagePath, according to her LinkedIn page. The couple were married around 2011 and bought the Redmond home in 2021.
According to his LinkedIn page, Naseri had joined Amazon as a lead software engineer in January 2022 after working for Google.
Naseri wrote in the petition for the no contact order that Sadeghi first told him about Khodakaramrezaei in late 2021, describing him as the member of a new friend group.
Khodakaramrezaei was divorced with a child but had no prior criminal record.
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com describe how the pair met in person in 2022, and how Sadeghi hid some of their interactions from her husband.
The ‘friendship’ turned sinister and resulted in her begging him to leave her alone.
Hauntingly, in a petition filed just last month she, she pleaded: ‘He has bursts of anger and is completely delusional.
‘These delusions make me fear for my life and the lives of my loved ones.’
Stalker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38, shot himself after killing the woman and her husband at 2am Thursday night. He broke into the home through a window
Sadeghi worked at Promontory MortgagePath as a software engineer, according to her LinkedIn page
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com describe how the pair met in person in 2022, and how Sadeghi hid some of their interactions from her husband (pictured)
Sadeghi and her husband were married around 2011 and bought the Redmond home in 2021
She told police how he’d shown up at their home uninvited, delivering flowers and even once promising to send a musical band to play outside.
‘He contacted my husband and continues to do so. He has come to my neighborhood several times, staying at inns around my neighborhood, he has parked down my street in hopes of seeing me.
At one point, he threatened to end her marriage.
‘I am suffering a deep-seated fear for my safety,’ she said.
She included call logs which demonstrate how frequently he phoned her and left messages, and told police that he would sometimes park down the street in the hope of catching a glimpse of her.
Sadeghi blocked him on WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram and on her phone’s call application but he began to start contacting Naseri, as recently as February 2023.
On February 22, just weeks before the killing, records show Khodakaramrezaei sent Naseri 82 texts on Telegram.
The suburban home of Zohreh Sadeghi, 33, and Mohammed Naseri, 35, who were killed Thursday night by stalker Ramin Khodakaramrezaei, 38
The interior of the home where a stalker broke in through a window Thursday night and killed the husband and wife living inside
Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show that a criminal complaint was filed against him a week ago
The stalker’s relentless calls and voicemails to the victim in February, before she called police
The restraining order petition reveals how he sent her gifts like a neck scarf
It’s unclear whether Khodakaramrezaei was in the area or if he drove from Texas to Washington to attack her. She had recently reported him to police.
Redmond Police could not confirm whether the stalker had a criminal background, or whether he legally obtained his weapon.
They say the man started tuning in to her podcast several months ago, but started barraging her with messages.
She had contacted police and authorities were preparing to serve him with the restraining order, but were having trouble pinning him down.
A truck believed to be that of the stalker was removed from the street today. The victim told police how he would park down the street in the hopes of catching a glimpse of her
Police at the scene of the crime on Friday morning. The once-quiet, suburban street is now overrun with investigators
Police at the crime scene on Friday morning. Both Zohreh and her husband were shot dead. The stalker then shot himself in the chest using his handgun
Police at the scene of the murders Thursday night in Redmond
Jamie Lynn Burns, a woman who was set to move into the house across the street from Sadeghi and Naseri, was stunned by the murders.
She said she’d visited the house just a week and a half ago and saw Sadeghi’s mother watching ‘diligently’ out a window.
‘I wonder … now if she was maybe, you know, like on a high alert,’ Burns told The Daily Beast.
Burns called it ‘shocking’ that something like this would happen in Redmond and said the couple had welcomed her to the neighborhood with open arms.
‘They were just so friendly and inviting,’ Burns said. ‘We were like, ‘Oh my gosh, we couldn’t have found better neighbors.’