After six days of deliberations, a jury has convicted two men in the murder and carjacking of a San Francisco man outside a Mission District bar in 2009, the district attorney’s office announced Friday.
District Attorney George Gascón said Sammy D. Frasier and Timothy Walker were convicted on Thursday of first degree murder, carjacking and conspiracy to commit carjacking in the death of Winston Coleman.
“This verdict sends a powerful message that we will utilize all available resources to prosecute violent crime in San Francisco, “Gascón said in a prepared statement.” Our streets are safer because these individuals are off the streets and behind bars for this senseless murder.”
According to court documents and witness testimony, Coleman was leaving Sam Jordan’s Bar shortly before 2 a.m. on May 31, 2009 when he was shot in the back.
After shooting Coleman, Frasier and Walker then carjacked his SUV and fled the scene.
Arriving police officers, were given a description from bystanders and pulled over the defendants 1.5 miles away from the scene and about 10 minutes after the shooting.
The gun used in the homicide was found in the car, along with a ski mask, gloves and other stolen property that came from the victim’s SUV.
Officers found the victim’s vehicle approximately one block away from where the defendants were pulled over. DNA evidence implicated the defendants to the murder and carjacking.
The defendants were ordered to return to court on September 13th for sentencing.
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