Suspect in Nob Hill fatal stabbing pleads not guilty

A suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood last week pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and other charges.

Marcus Price, 28, is charged with murder, mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor resisting arrest in the fatal stabbing of Bruce Sawyer on Wednesday.

The murder charge includes allegations that Price used a deadly weapon in the attack and was out of custody on bail or his own recognizance with a felony charge pending at the time of the incident.

Sawyer, 55, was found lying on the ground in the 2000 block of Polk Street at 3:49 a.m. with multiple stab wounds, police said.

Paramedics performed first aid, but Sawyer died of his injuries at San Francisco General Hospital.

Price was arrested around noon that day in the 1500 block of Vallejo Street.

Price remains in custody with bail set at $5 million. He was ordered to return to court on Nov. 30.

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