SF man, 26, convicted of Visitacion Valley murder, voluntary manslaughter

A 26-year-old San Francisco man was found guilty by a jury Tuesday of murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing two men in Visitacion Valley , according to a District Attorney’s Office press release.

Keith Wilkins, 26, was convicted of murdering Marche Daniels, 25 and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Fred Glaspie, 27.

Jurors also convicted Wilkins of using a firearm in the commission of both crimes and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

“This defendant shot two unarmed victims in the head at close range,” District Attorney George Gascon said in the press release. “This man has no place in our society, he has forfeited his right to live with the rest of us and will spend the duration of his life in prison reflecting for what he did.”

The victims went to a residence in San Francisco on July 30, 2012 to refute rumors that Daniels had been involved in the shooting death of an individual two days before, according to the press release.

A heated argument erupted between the victims and Wilkins, who then pulled a handgun and shot Glaspie. As Daniels began to run away, Wilkins shot him. The defendant then walked up to Daniels and shot him twice in the head. He then shot Glaspie once in the head and fled the scene, the release said.

Wilkins was arrested about three weeks later in Richmond. The defense argued during trial that Wilkins acted in self-defense and a fit of panic when the victims showed up uninvited to the gathering.
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