Man Arraigned in 1995 Murder

May 13, 2011

ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1014
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – District Attorney George Gascón announced today the arraignment of Douglas Caberea (DOB 5/16/77, CN 11012300) on murder charges.

Defendant Caberea appeared before the Honorable Lucy McCabe in Department 10 of San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, May 13, 2011 for arraignment on two counts of murder in violation of California Penal Code Section 187. The District Attorney’s Office also alleged the defendant used a firearm. Defendant Caberea pled not guilty to all charges and allegations.

According to court documents, on December 20, 1995, the defendant allegedly shot and killed both victims in Garfield Square in the Mission District. On May 6, 2011, the defendant turned himself into police. The motive for the killing and the relationship between the parties remains under investigation.

Today, Judge McCabe set bail at $10 million. The case was continued to Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Department 10 for discovery. The maximum statutory penalty for each count of murder in violation of California Penal Code section 187 is 25 years to life in state prison, plus a 3, 4, or 10 year enhancement for use of a firearm.

The arrest of the defendant is the result of the investigation of San Francisco Police Department Inspectors John Cagney and David Martinovich. Linda Allen is the Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case.