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Online Extra: Gay convicted murderer executed in South Dakota

Online Extra: Gay convicted murderer executed in South Dakota

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 13, 2019

A convicted murderer was executed in South Dakota November 4, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider evidence that state court jurors had sentenced the man to death because they knew he was gay and thought he would enjoy life in prison.

Arsonist Diaz takes plea deal in 2018 attempted murder case

Arsonist Diaz takes plea deal in 2018 attempted murder case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 8, 2019

Convicted arsonist David Munoz Diaz pleaded guilty Friday, November 8, to three felony counts before he could stand trial in an attempted murder case, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's office.

Man convicted of lesser charge in burglary case

Man convicted of lesser charge in burglary case

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 29, 2019

Carlos Gomez-Miranda has been found not guilty of burglary, but guilty of petty larceny, in connection with a July incident where jewelry and other personal items were stolen from the 18th Street home of a lesbian attorney in the Castro.

Online Extra: 'It seemed hopeless:' victim of attempted battery in Noe Valley speaks out

Online Extra: 'It seemed hopeless:' victim of attempted battery in Noe Valley speaks out

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 18, 2019

Two men were threatened with battery in two incidents Monday, October 14, by people wearing masks, just blocks from the Castro.

Online Extra: Police find no sign of alleged sexual assault in Castro

Online Extra: Police find no sign of alleged sexual assault in Castro

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 27, 2019

San Francisco police found no victims or suspects following a report of an alleged sexual assault on an apparent homeless woman in the Castro last week.

Online Extra: Parole denied for killer of Bay Area transgender teen

Online Extra: Parole denied for killer of Bay Area transgender teen

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 11, 2019

Michael William Magidson, the last of the four murderers of trans teen Gwen Araujo who is still in prison, was denied parole this week during a hearing at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, California where he is being held.

Online Extra: Harris acquittal, hung jury on Almena in Ghost Ship trial

Online Extra: Harris acquittal, hung jury on Almena in Ghost Ship trial

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Sep 5, 2019

An Alameda County Superior Court jury on Thursday acquitted one of the defendants in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire and hung on the other defendant.

Scant details 1 year after Egg's death

Scant details 1 year after Egg's death

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Aug 14, 2019

On the one-year anniversary of the grisly discovery of Brian Egg's headless torso in a fish tank in his South of Market home, no one has been prosecuted for the homicide.

Man held for trial in Castro burglary

Man held for trial in Castro burglary

  • by Meg Elison
  • Aug 7, 2019

A man was held over for trial Tuesday in the case of an alleged burglary in the Castro in late June in which jewelry and other items were stolen from the home of a prominent lesbian attorney.

Gay-owned Castro coffee shop burglarized

Gay-owned Castro coffee shop burglarized

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 24, 2019

Spike's, a longtime gay-owned Castro coffee shop at 4117 19th Street, was burglarized in the early morning hours of July 23.

Lesbian Castro attorney threatens to leave SF after home ransacked

Lesbian Castro attorney threatens to leave SF after home ransacked

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 2, 2019

Lesbian Castro attorney found used needles and heroin in her home after it was burglarized over the weekend and says she's ready to leave San Francisco.

Trans woman attacked in Castro

Trans woman attacked in Castro

  • by Meg Elison
  • Jun 12, 2019

A 55-year-old trans woman was the victim of an aggravated assault at the corner of Castro and Market streets, according to a San Francisco Police Department daily crime report from May 30.

Gay men assaulted near Dem confab

Gay men assaulted near Dem confab

  • by Meg Elison
  • Jun 4, 2019

San Francisco police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged attack on two gay men who were in the city last weekend for the California Democratic Party convention.

Egg case officially ruled a homicide

Egg case officially ruled a homicide

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 15, 2019

A newly released autopsy report on the death of a gay man, Brian Egg, whose decomposed torso was found in a fish tank in his South of Market home over the summer, reveals his cause of death was "unspecified homicidal violence with blunt force trauma."