Steven Petrilli, 24, has already been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the July 26, 2006 killing of San Francisco Police Department Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco.
Petrilli had been fleeing police in a stolen van after committing four robberies in The City when he struck Birco’s patrol car. Birco was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Read More
Two men facing murder charges in connection with the 2006 crash that killed a San Francisco police officer during a high-speed police chase are now weighing plea offers of 15 years in state prison, after the driver was given a life sentence earlier this week. Read More
The man who took police on a wild car chase that killed a San Francisco cop, then laughed about the stunt while in jail, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday. Read More
A judge Tuesday sentenced a San Francisco man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a police officer he struck and killed during a car chase in 2006.
San Francisco police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, 39, was in his patrol car when he was hit by a stolen van driven by Steven Petrilli on July 26, 2006.
Petrilli and two other men had committed four robberies in The City that night and were fleeing from police, according to prosecutors. Read More
Prosecution and defense attorneys sparred today about whether a 24-year-old man accused in the killing of a San Francisco police officer during a police chase four years ago should be convicted of murder.
Closing arguments began this morning in the San Francisco Superior Court trial of Steven Petrilli, of San Francisco, and will continue Tuesday.
Petrilli is charged with murder, evading police, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and gross vehicular manslaughter. Read More