Lee Farley makes his first court appearance on murder charges at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. (S.F. Examiner)

Hayes Valley murder suspect pleads not guilty

A 27-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a quadruple homicide in Hayes Valley early last year pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

Lee Farley is accused in the Jan. 9, 2015, killings at Page and Laguna streets of Manuel O’Neal, David Saucier II, Harith Atchan, and Yalani Chinyamurindi. The victims were all shot multiple times in the early evening incident, and were found in a car.

Farley is charged with the murders of all four men, though authorities have said there were four weapons used in the crime. He was arrested Friday.

Farley, a suspect in the Hayes Valley killings for more than a year, had been sentenced in March to firearms-related charges and was in custody in U.S. Penitentiary, Atwater, prior to his transfer to San Francisco County Jail.

Farley is due back in court Sept. 7.

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