Man accused of murder in Tenderloin car theft collision back in court

Anthony Wisner is is alleged to have stolen a minivan in the area of Post and Larkin streets

The man accused of murder in a car-theft collision that killed a pedestrian and injured another in the Tenderloin in August is scheduled to be in court today to set a preliminary hearing, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Anthony Wisner, 25, is alleged to have stolen a minivan in the area of Post and Larkin streets, then struck a taxicab at Post and Jones streets while fleeing from police.

The impact of that collision sent the two vehicles onto the sidewalk, where they struck a 60-year-old pedestrian and 29-year-old San Francisco resident Zachary Watson, who was walking his bike at the time, police said.

Watson died from his injuries. The other pedestrian recovered.

Wisner originally faced 10 felony counts and one misdemeanor related to the incident.

After the complaint against Wisner was amended this month, he now faces additional charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, mayhem, driving under the influence of drugs causing injury and driving with a suspended license from a previous DUI in January 2011.

Wisner remains in custody on $1 million bail.

Alleged camera thieves in court for preliminary hearing

The four men arrested and accused of stealing a man's camera in Alamo Square this month will be in court Tuesday for their preliminary hearing, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

Demaryia Stevens, 20, Jacori Bender, 23, Danny Luckett, 22, and Dishan Lowe, 19, all of San Francisco, face robbery, receiving stolen property and other charges, Bastian said.

The four are alleged to have been involved in a robbery in Alamo Square on Oct. 22 when one of the men suspected in the crime snatched a camera from a 44-year-old man.

A bystander injured himself trying to catch the camera theft suspect, who fled to a waiting Chevy SUV. That vehicle was later discovered by police in the Tenderloin with the four accused defendants inside.

All four suspects remain in custody. Stevens is being held on $300,000 bail, Bender and Lowe are being held on $250,000 bail, and Luckett is being held on $175,000 bail.

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