Guilty Verdict in Castro Misdemeanor Vehicular Manslaughter Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 19, 2012

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167
ADA Alex Bastian, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1931

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced that Gregg Wilcox, age 60, was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for a traffic fatality that occurred on Sept 6, 2011 at 14th and Noe Streets.

'“This verdict sends a clear message. Everyone should be able to walk our streets without fear of negligent motorists,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “I strongly encourage the public to use common sense when driving a car.”

 Last November, Defendant Gregg Wilcox, age 61, was arraigned on charges stemming from a traffic fatality that occurred on September 6, 2011 at 14th and Noe Streets. Wilcox was driving with his left foot due to a walking cast he had on his right foot. While driving, he hit pedestrian William Cox while he was crossing the street in the crosswalk.

The jury returned the verdict in Department 24. The Honorable Susan Breall presided over the case. Wilcox was convicted on one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, a violation of Penal Code Section 192(c) 2. Wilcox will be sentenced on September 21 in Dept 24 of San Francisco Superior Court.

 Inspector Cook was the San Francisco Police Department Inspector on the case. Assistant District Attorney Mary Plomin prosecuted the case.

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