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Rising gay graduate student with SF connection killed in Chicago

Rising gay graduate student with SF connection killed in Chicago

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Sep 6, 2018

A promising doctoral clinical psychology student at Northwestern University was killed over the deadly Labor Day weekend in Chicago, just hours after his arrival in the Windy City.

SFPD blasted over headless torso case

SFPD blasted over headless torso case

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 5, 2018

Serious questions are being raised over whether the San Francisco Police Department's early inaction in the Brian Egg case effectively jeopardized the department's current homicide investigation.

2 arrests made in headless torso case; vigil next Tuesday

2 arrests made in headless torso case; vigil next Tuesday

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 29, 2018

Missing man Brian Egg's friends and family plan a vigil for Tuesday, September 11, which would have been his 66th birthday; police announced two arrests in the case August 28.

Gay man assaulted in Castro

Gay man assaulted in Castro

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 29, 2018

An assailant screaming anti-gay slurs kicked a gay man in the head at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro last weekend.

Fletcher gets 25 years for death of former B.A.R. writer

Fletcher gets 25 years for death of former B.A.R. writer

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 29, 2018

The man found guilty of murdering gay Sacramento resident and former Bay Area Reporter freelance writer Dan Aiello was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday, August 24.

Hearing begins for Diaz in SF arson case

Hearing begins for Diaz in SF arson case

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 29, 2018

A preliminary hearing started this week for convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz, who is facing charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after he was allegedly caught on video lighting a homeless person on fire.

Trial opens in SF gay man's murder

Trial opens in SF gay man's murder

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 29, 2018

The defense attorney for Michael Phillips, a gay man charged with the murder of an elderly man, argued there is no scientific evidence connecting Phillips to the killing during opening statements of his trial Thursday, August 23.

Human remains found in missing gay man's home

Human remains found in missing gay man's home

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 28, 2018

After gay San Francisco man Brian Egg was missing for months, police find decomposed human remains in his home. (Updated story at http://www.ebar.com/news/crime/news//264711.)

Gay man found guilty of stalking ex-boyfriend

Gay man found guilty of stalking ex-boyfriend

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 22, 2018

A gay man was found guilty of stalking and domestic violence against his ex-partner Friday in San Francisco Superior Court.

Almena blasts judge's decision

Almena blasts judge's decision

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 15, 2018

Ghost Ship founder Derick Almena is blasting the judge who threw out the plea deal last week and said it is no longer possible for him to get a fair trial.

Judge rejects Ghost Ship plea deal

Judge rejects Ghost Ship plea deal

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 15, 2018

In a highly unusual move, a judge rejected the plea deal of Ghost Ship defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris following emotionally charged statements from family members in an Oakland courtroom last week.

Mission captain addresses 'lack of consistency' of beat officers

Mission captain addresses 'lack of consistency' of beat officers

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 8, 2018

Some Castro business owners have been unhappy with the "lack of consistency" of the San Francisco Police Department's foot patrol officers.

Castro Street bank robbed

Castro Street bank robbed

  • by Sari Staver
  • Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Bank's Castro branch robbed; suspect still at large.

Man charged with elder abuse

Man charged with elder abuse

  • by Alex Madison
  • Aug 1, 2018

A 33-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse, criminal threats, and vandalism after multiple incidents involving a 63-year-old man he was allegedly caring for.