Lance Ford is expected to receive life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Wednesday for the horrific 1981 rape and murder of 24-year-old Parkmerced resident Annie Barcelon. Read More
A retrial is expected in a San Francisco cold case murder in which DNA evidence failed to lead to a conviction Tuesday.
Just three of the 12 jurors believed there was enough evidence — even after matching DNA samples — to convict 48-year-old William Payne of strangling to death 41-year-old Nikolaus Crumbley while raping him in a car in John McLaren Park on Nov. 16, 1983. Read More
An arrest came in the nick of time for San Francisco police investigators probing a brutal 10-year-old sexual assault and robbery case in Golden Gate Park.Police arrested Vinh Q. Chung, 29, at his home in San Jose on Monday, a little more than a month before the statute of limitations on the case was set to expire.Chung was one of three suspects who offered the victim a ride from the Mission district to her home on Nov. 6, 2001. Read More
District police are looking for a man they believe has information about a 2007 homicide of a Cuban immigrant in Northwest Washington.
Ignacio Cordova was found stabbed to death inside his unit at the Woodner Apartments on Feb. 19, 2007. Police had been called to investigate the site because of a foul odor. Cordova could have been dead up to four days, police say. Read More
A man accused of binding, raping and killing a San Francisco sculptor 33 years ago appeared in court Tuesday as prosecutors described what could be a lengthy road to trial. Read More