A 26-year-old man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for fatally shooting a woman and seriously injuring another in the South of Market neighborhood in 2013.
After deliberating for less than a week, a San Francisco Superior Court jury also convicted Michael Sione Green, of San Mateo, of attempted murder, assault and weapons charges in connection with the shooting in a parking lot near Sixth and Jessie streets that killed Sacramento resident Melquiesha Warren in an apparent dispute over a traffic collision around 2:10 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2013.
Warren and her group of friends had attended a nearby nightclub and were saying goodbye when they got into an accident in the parking lot, police said at the time.
Warren, who graduated in 2012 from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in criminal justice, was attempting to speak with a woman at the scene when a man later identified as Green allegedly shot her and the other woman in her car, according to prosecutors.
“He killed a woman who was doing nothing more than trying to calm down a situation,” Assistant District Attorney Heather Trevisan told jurors during closing arguments last week.
Defense attorney Eileen Burke had sought to discredit witness identifications of Green.
Green was arrested in Miami in May 2015. Trevisan said he moved to Florida after the shooting and changed his appearance while knowing he was wanted for murder.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
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