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Gay man sentenced to life in prison for killing friend

Gay man sentenced to life in prison for killing friend

By Alex Madison

Convicted murderer Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his elderly gay friend.

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By Ed Walsh | January 9, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom may be confronted with an unprecedented ethical faceoff next month in connection with San Francisco's infamous 2001 dog-mauling case.

By Alex Madison | January 9, 2019

On Christmas Eve, LGBT community member Christine Moyer was stabbed to death in the South of Market neighborhood at 5:38 p.m. blocks from her home, according to authorities.


By Alex Madison | December 26, 2018

The man convicted of stealing a rainbow flag from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole in June has been arrested for violating his probation relating to the petty theft charge.

By Alex Madison | December 5, 2018

A gay San Francisco pastor, who has historically fought for gay rights in the Lutheran Church, was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, according to the San Francisco Police Department.


By Alex Madison | November 20, 2018

Since President Donald Trump took office, hate crimes have increased by 17 percent nationally in 2017 and 5 percent among LGBT people compared with the previous year, according to the new hate crime statistics report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

By Ed Walsh | November 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.


By Alex Madison | October 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.

By Alex Madison | October 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.


By Alex Madison | October 17, 2018

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

By Ed Walsh | October 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.


By Alex Madison | October 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.

By Sari Staver | October 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.


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