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Rickleffs guilty of murder

Rickleffs guilty of murder

James Rickleffs was found guilty of first-degree murder March 4 by a San Francisco Superior Court jury for the killing of gay man Steven "Eriq" Escalon, 28, after just one and a half days of deliberation.

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By Alex Madison | March 20, 2019

Multiple LGBTs living in Corona Heights have experienced continued harassment, been called gay slurs, and threatened with violence from a neighbor, who now faces a court hearing next week.

By Alex Madison | March 15, 2019

Members of Fresno's LGBT community are "outraged" over a plea deal reached with a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a transgender woman nearly four years ago.


By Alex Madison | March 8, 2019

A Sonoma County Superior Court jury Thursday found a Guerneville man guilty of a felony hate crime for threatening to kill LGBTs in May 2018.

By Alex Madison | March 6, 2019

San Francisco police have arrested two people in connection with the torture death of George Randall-Saldivar, who was the adopted son of two gay dads.


By Alex Madison | March 4, 2019

A San Francisco jury has found defendant James Rickleffs guilty of first-degree murder in the death of gay hairstylist Steven "Eriq" Escalon, whom he had met at a gay bar in the city's Castro district in June 2012.

By Ed Walsh | February 13, 2019

Those who prosecuted Marjorie Knoller in the 2001 dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple say a state board's decision last week to deny parole to her is justice.


By Alex Madison | February 13, 2019

In what prosecutors are calling a confession, James Rickleffs admitted to tying up Steven "Eriq" Escalon, stealing items from his home, and leaving him bound and gagged in a two and a half hour video interrogation shown to the jury this week.

By BAR staff | February 13, 2019

San Francisco police offer reward, updated sketch in "Doodler" cold case.


By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

Here is reporter Ed Walsh's updated article on Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple in 2001.

By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

The Bay Area Reporter was the only outlet at Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller. Here are our reporter's observations.


By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

When Ryan Hohn came home to his Diamond Heights apartment after work on June 12, 2012 he found his house robbed and his roommate, Steven "Eriq" Escalon, unresponsive in his bed, tied at his hands and feet and gagged.

By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

A psychiatrist who is in prison for possession of child pornography had his medical license revoked last week.


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