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
Jury selection began Tuesday for a cold-case homicide trial in San Francisco involving a strangling in McLaren Park almost 30 years ago.
William Payne, now 47, is charged with first-degree murder for the strangling death of 41-year-old Nikolaus Crumbley, whose body was found at the intersection of John F. Shelley Drive and Mansell Street on Nov. 16, 1983, District Attorney George Gascón said. Read More