January 20, 1999 |
Three pie throwers who pelted Mayor Willie Brown in the face were convicted of battery Tuesday by jurors who apparently decided that the offense was not so serious. The jury deliberated for more than a day and asked the judge whether "throwing a pie can be regarded as an act of comedy and not as an act of battery." Ultimately, they convicted the activists of battery, which carries a six-month jail term.
December 6, 1997 |
Latrell Sprewell, basketball star and alleged assailant, is Northern California's latest Rorschach test, alternately a savage, a victim or a pawn, depending on your point of view. The only thing that cannot be argued about the 27-year-old multimillionaire athlete is his conversational impact on this fickle region. When he reportedly wrapped his hands around his coach's neck, he snagged the Bay Area's attention like a rough fingernail on a nylon stocking.
November 30, 1994 |
A man stabbed his girlfriend and drank her blood after seeing the movie "Interview With the Vampire," police said. Lisa Stellwagen, who survived being stabbed seven times in the chest and back, told police that Daniel Sterling "was drinking her blood for several minutes," Inspector Reno Rapagnani said. The two went together Nov. 17 to see the Tom Cruise drama about three vampires who consume the blood of humans, rats, pigeons and poodles, police said.
May 11, 1994 |
A 7-year-old boy was killed and his mother, grandmother and sister were in critical condition Tuesday after being bound, gagged and stabbed in a dispute over money, police said. A relative of the victims was arrested in Oakland by the California Highway Patrol a few hours after the attack. Ricky Tejada, the father of the slain boy, returned from his night job at a hotel to the bloody scene at his home Tuesday morning, police said.
December 27, 1993 |
A robbery suspect has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man who tried to stop an attack on a woman near Fisherman's Wharf. Robert White, 35, was charged Thursday in the death of Michael Stuckey, who was stabbed in the chest when he came to the aid of the woman. The robbery victim, Susan Sloan of San Francisco, said she was walking on Bay Street, carrying groceries home, when a man grabbed her from behind at Taylor Street.
February 26, 1993 |
Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Darryl Shannon suffered a broken nose and bruised right eye after being robbed early Wednesday morning. According to a San Francisco police report, an intoxicated Shannon, whose team played at San Jose on Thursday, was beaten after he went searching for a group of people who stole his coat.