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Man convicted in SF's infamous dog mauling case dies

Man convicted in SF's infamous dog mauling case dies

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Nov 14, 2018

The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday.

Jury convicts Phillips on all charges in murder of friend

Jury convicts Phillips on all charges in murder of friend

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 24, 2018

Gay man Michael Phillips was found guilty of first-degree murder and every offense he was charged with by a San Francisco Superior Court jury Thursday, October 18.

Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

Gay SF man found guilty of first-degree murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 19, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury found gay city resident Michael Phillips guilty of first-degree murder Thursday, October 18 for the killing of his elderly gay friend, James Sheahan.

Phillips trial goes to jury

Phillips trial goes to jury

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 17, 2018

A San Francisco Superior Court jury began deliberating Tuesday in the Michael Phillips murder trial.

Police remain mum in Egg case

Police remain mum in Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Oct 10, 2018

San Francisco Police Department brass are still not saying whether the department's handling of the Brian Egg homicide case violated department policy on well-being checks for missing people.

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

Defense rests in Phillips murder trial

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 10, 2018

The defense's case opened and closed in two days in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court. Closing arguments are expected next week.

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

Black Brothers Esteem founder Norman Tanner dies after hit-and-run

  • by Sari Staver
  • Oct 10, 2018

Norman Tanner, a gay man who was a nationally prominent leader in HIV prevention and support, died Friday, October 5, two days after a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco. He was 60.

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

Phillips trial focuses on forensic evidence

  • by Alex Madison
  • Oct 3, 2018

Forensic and other scientific evidence was the main topic for witnesses in the Michael Phillips murder trial in San Francisco Superior Court October 1-2.

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

Missing gay man Brian Egg's remains identified

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 27, 2018

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the headless torso found in a fish tank in a South of Market home last month as Brian Egg, 65.

Guerneville rainbow flag stolen again

Guerneville rainbow flag stolen again

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 26, 2018

The rainbow flag that flies on the Guerneville Plaza flagpole has been stolen yet again. Since the flag was first put up in June 2017, it has been stolen more than half a dozen times. It has been replaced and is currently flying.

Trial continues in SF gay man's murder

Trial continues in SF gay man's murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 26, 2018

Prosecutors in the Michael Phillips murder trial continued calling witnesses Monday, September 24, and demonstrated Phillips' desperation for money and his attempt to steal money from the man he is charged with killing, James Sheahan.

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

DeJesus unable to question Scott in Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 19, 2018

Despite efforts by lesbian Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is not talking about his department's "wellness check" policy, which has come under scrutiny in light of the SFPD's handling of the case Brian Egg.

Mugging reported near Dolores Park

Mugging reported near Dolores Park

  • by Alex Madison
  • Sep 19, 2018

Three men reportedly mugged a man near Mission Dolores Park Sunday, September 16.

SF police panel to discuss Egg case

SF police panel to discuss Egg case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 12, 2018

A San Francisco police commissioner and a city supervisor are weighing in with concerns about the police handling of the case of Brian Egg, whose headless torso is believed to have been left in a fish tank in his South of Market house.