A man who viciously beat his homeless ex-girlfriend to death in front of a South of Market district nightclub in 2008 was found guilty of second-degree murder Monday.
Anthony Marks, 46, killed 44-year-old Robin Kent in front of Boss Nightclub at Harrison and Lapu Lapu streets just before noon. The murder was unrelated to the nightclub.
Kent was discovered in a pool of blood, police said. The body was wrapped in blankets and shielded from view by wooden boards. Read More
Four victims scammed of thousands of dollars while hunting for San Francisco apartments may soon get their money back.
Rachael Marie Smith, 30, is expected to strike a plea deal Tuesday that includes restitution to victims, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Specific terms of the deal have not been released. Read More
Christopher Canon was just 15 years old when he pulled a gun and shot another teen at the Metreon mall in downtown San Francisco, and now, nearly four years later, is facing life in prison after a jury convicted him of second-degree murder Tuesday.Canon was charged as an adult following his arrest for the Nov. 11, 2007 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Price Jr., of Oakland. Read More
San Francisco prosecutors dropped 34 felony cases this week — one involving a gun charge — because of “credibility problems” with Mission Station officers involved with those busts, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Friday. Read More
Attorney General Kamala Harris has snatched up two prosecutors from her former job as district attorney of San Francisco as she moves to round out her senior staff at her new job.Michael Troncoso, former head of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Mortgage and Investment Fraud Unit, will be Harris’ senior counsel, her office said in a statement Wednesday. Read More
The District Attorney’s Office said it is actively investigating whether to file charges against suspects in the fatal shooting of a German tourist near Union Square last year.
Interim Police Chief Jeff Godown said Monday the case was passed along to the district attorney about a month ago. Cops are awaiting a decision before pursuing arrests, Godown said. Read More
Three men accused of beating two people while yelling “White Power” were in court Thursday and face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges connected to the attack.The people were attacked in the Tenderloin on Nov. 10 by three to five white males, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. During the incident, the attackers allegedly yelled “White Power.” Read More
While allegedly cashing in on workers’ compensation benefits from The City, a former Laguna Honda Hospital worker competed in a daunting 7-mile footrace in the Marin Headlands, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Read More
One day Emily Hegner was walking with a cane, and the next she was crossing the finish line of a challenging 7-mile footrace in the Marin Headlands.Sounds like a hero’s feat, but prosecutors are calling Hegner a fit fraud. Read More
An aggressive panhandler is facing 25 years to life in prison for punching a San Francisco cop twice in the face after throwing coffee on her.A jury found “habitual criminal” Alfred Pitman guilty of multiple felony charges including battery on a police officer and assault likely to cause great bodily injury, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Read More