A Woodside man who is on trial for allegedly murdering his wife to cash in on $30 million worth of insurance money admitted he faced financial ruin in the days before her death.
Pooroushash “Peter” Parineh, 67, took the witness stand Monday in his own defense in San Mateo County Superior Court.
Parineh said his real estate holdings before 2007 were worth an estimated $150 million, but by early 2010, they were worth only a few million dollars. Read More
Mindy McCready threatened suicide after losing custody of her sons earlier this month, yet she was allowed to leave a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program just days before she apparently killed herself at her Arkansas home, her ex-boyfriend said Monday.
Billy McKnight, the father of her oldest child, Zander, said the 37-year-old mother of two stayed in the substance abuse treatment center for about 18 hours before she was allowed to walk free. Read More
At least 33 people died by suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2012, increasing the documented tally from the span to more than 1,600 since it opened in 1937. Read More
A man accused of burning down his 81-year-old mother’s Cow Hollow home two years ago was acquitted of seven attempted murder charges Thursday because the fire was “the unintended result of a botched suicide attempt,” according to the Public Defender’s Office.
After five hours of deliberating, a jury found 55-year-old Niels Conrad not guilty of the serious charges connected to the March 4, 2010, blaze on Broderick Street. Read More
Three homicides, two suspicious deaths, a suicide involving chemicals that led to an apartment building evacuation, and the inexplicable near-fatal beating of a 94-year-old woman all contributed to an unusually vicious few days in San Francisco.
Police have been “pretty busy” since Friday morning, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said, when they received their first in a string of grim reports: A mysterious shooting inside a Mission district apartment. Read More
Last year was a particularly grim one for the Golden Gate Bridge, with 37 people leaping off the span to their deaths — the highest annual total since 2007.Along with those 37 people, the bridge district reported three more fatalities that haven’t been confirmed as suicides. The 37 confirmed suicides marked a 48 percent increase from 2010’s total of 25. Read More
A man shot and killed himself Wednesday evening outside the Hall of Justice after brandishing a handgun at officers and saying, "This isn't for you."
Police responded about 5 p.m. to calls of a gun in the roadway at Harriet Street near Ahern Way, on the east side of police headquarters at the Hall of Justice, Sgt. Michael Andraychack said. Read More
The Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for help in identifying a man who died after jumping off the Bay Bridge on Aug. 29. The man is described as a white man in his mid-20s to early 30s, about 5-foot-10 and 225 pounds. He had brown hair, although his head was recently shaved, and also had a mole on his left cheek. He did not have tattoos or any other distinguishing marks. He was wearing a black T-shirt that represented the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. Read More
An inmate found dead of an apparent suicide in his San Francisco jail cell last month has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 48-year-old Valentin Georgiev, who was being held in connection with a hate crime attack in The City.Georgiev was found dead at about 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 at the jail at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St., sheriff’s spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said.He was discovered while breakfast was being distributed to the inmates, Hirst said. Read More
Police are seeking two vehicles suspected of fleeing after striking a man who apparently laid down on a street in Redwood City to commit suicide on Thursday night.Officers responded at 9:04 p.m. to a report of an accident between a vehicle and pedestrian in the 1800 block of El Camino Real.They arrived to find a man suffering from serious injuries in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Read More