Man Facing Life in Prison After Jury Finds Him Guilty on All Counts
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August 19, 2016
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MAN FACING LIFE IN PRISON AFTER JURY FINDS HIM GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
SAN FRANCISCO - Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that a jury found Michael Green, 26, of San Francisco, guilty of murder, attempted murder, firing at a motor vehicle, assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm with allegations for great bodily injury and the commission of a crime with a gun. The finding of guilt on all 10 felony counts means Green faces a sentence of at least 82 years to life in prison.
“The jury sent a clear message with their finding of guilt on all counts,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “This is a dangerous individual who will spend the rest of his days behind bars. This act of violence was completely senseless.”
According to court records, on November 17th, 2013 at about 2 am, decedent Melquisha Warren joined Ms. Bean to walk across the street to a parking lot to retrieve Bean’s vehicle following a night at Club OMG in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Neighborhood. While backing up, Bean accidentally sideswiped another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle exited and opened Bean’s door and began yelling. Ms. Warren exited the driver-side in an attempt to diffuse the situation and to tell the woman that they had insurance. Soon thereafter, Defendant Green shot Ms. Bean once who was still sitting in the driver’s seat with her seatbelt on. Ms. Warren exclaimed, “No, wait.” In response, the defendant shot Ms. Warren in the face. Ms. Warren then fell to the ground where she died. Green then continued to fire the gun at Ms. Bean about nine to fifteen times, causing bullets to penetrate her left side, thigh, rib, back, the top of her buttocks and front. After the shooting, Ms. Bean sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized for thirty-eight days. On May 16, 2014, SFPD’s Homicide and NIU/TSU units took Green into custody in Miami Florida where he was hiding under a fake name, with a significantly altered appearance.
“This was a vicious attack on someone who was simply trying to deescalate the situation,” said ADA Heather Trevisan. “The callousness of this defendant was exhibited by the fact that he shot a defenseless woman in the face, and then proceeded to shoot another female victim, who was in no way threatening him, at least nine times.”
“I want to thank the many jurisdictions that were involved in bringing this defendant to justice,” said SFPD Sgt. Jon Kasper. “Many people are to thank for ensuring this individual was held accountable, including District Attorney’s Investigators, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the San Mateo Police Department, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, and a number of divisions within the SFPD.”
Mr. Green is scheduled to be sentenced on November 1st. The Honorable Loretta Giorgi presided. This successful prosecution is due to the excellent work of SFPD Sgts. Jon Kasper, Kyra Delaney, Eric Batchelder, Nico Discenza, SFPD Lt. Michael Philpott, District Attorney Investigators Hank McKenzie, Michael Shooter, Vadim Rotberg, and Lt. Van Jackson, Paralegal Tony Yu, Victim Advocates Walter Ng, IT Support Staff Morris Moore, Thau Long of the SFDA Crime Strategies Unit, Heather Webb of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and Chris Lewis of the San Mateo Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Heather Trevisan prosecuted the case.