Arraignment set for SF high school football coach charged with murder

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An Archbishop Riordan High School assistant football coach arrested on suspicion of murder last week is set to appear in court Wednesday for allegedly killing a man in Visitacion Valley last month, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Salevi Levi, 22, was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Thursday along with his alleged accomplice Dennis Paulo-Tufono.

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Levi was hired earlier this year to work as an assistant coach for the private Catholic school’s football team, but Levi did not come to work Oct. 31 and as of last week, he “no longer” works for Riordan, Mike Brown, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, previously told the San Francisco Examiner

Levi and Paulo-Tufono are accused in the killing of 36-year-old Giovanni Hernandez, a San Francisco resident, who was shot around 4 p.m. Oct. 1 near 26 Burr Ave.

Levi has been charged with murder, attempted murder, two counts of assault with semi- automatic firearm — all felonies — and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a loaded firearm. He also faces a lying in wait enhancement on the murder charge.

Levi remains in custody in lieu of $15 million bail. He is set to appear at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Department 12 in San Francisco Superior Court for his arraignment.

The high school had just hired Levi this year to help coach the freshman football team, said Brown, the Archdiocese spokesperson.

Paulo-Tufono has been charged with murder, attempted murder, two counts of assault with semi- automatic firearm — all felonies — and accessory to murder, a District Attorney’s Office spokesperson said.

He is set for arraignment at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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