The man who was tackled by an off-duty cop after walking out of a Stonestown Galleria store without paying for eyeglass frames has been banned from coming near the mall for three years.Evert Brown, 21, pleaded guilty to burglary Wednesday for the Jan. 14 shoplifting incident in which he allegedly socked the cop in an attempt to run, Assistant District Attorney Marisa Rodriguez said. Read More
The bicyclist accused of fatally striking a pedestrian after running a red light in San Francisco last summer is expected to strike a plea deal with prosecutors today that includes no jail time, but a significant amount of community service, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.Randolph Ang, 23, is charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in connection with the July 15 accident at Mission Street and The Embarcadero that killed 68-year-old Dionette Cherney. Read More
Prosecutors said Tuesday they are weighing a murder charge against the husband of an elderly woman found strangled in her Bernal Heights home Friday.
"We’re still gathering all the relevant information in order to make an informed decision, with respect to how, if at all, to charge this case," said San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman Omid Talai.
Hao Mei Wu, 72, is believed to have been manually strangled, Talai said. Read More
Umar Hudson, 35, was found guilty Wednesday in the startlingly public and savage fatal stabbing of his high school sweetheart in Bernal Heights and the sexual attacks of her underage daughters four years ago.
Hudson stabbed girlfriend Jernell Scott 39 times in front of their home April 6, 2007, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Hudson faces a minimum of 80 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced next year. Read More
A murder trial stemming from the 2010 slaying of a German tourist has been delayed after a contract court reporter failed to deliver a grand jury transcript and stopped returning lawyers’ phone calls.
Although observers do not expect this hiccup to derail the case, defense attorneys promptly demanded that the charges against their six clients be dismissed.
But the development troubles the District Attorney’s Office, which has made prosecution of the case a top priority. Read More
Candidate for district attorney Sharmin Bock is calling attention to the more than 1,000 unsolved murders in The City as part of her campaign platform to reform the Police Department’s DNA lab. Read More
San Francisco bank tellers can breathe easier now that a plaid-clad serial robber with a violent past is locked up, prosecutors said.
Soon after being let out of prison, career criminal Donald Booth, 68, allegedly robbed four banks in the Financial District, District Attorney George Gascón said at a news conference Tuesday. The heists happened from June 10, 2010, to Oct. 6 of this year, he said. Read More
An alleged sibling feud involving a power drill could have been prevented if the suspect’s bail had not been reduced in an unrelated case, according to San Francisco prosecutors who are fuming over the case. Read More