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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Santos Cano-Flores Convicted for Making Criminal Threats

A jury convicted Santos Cano-Flores for threatening to kill a woman he had a previous relationship

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office secured a domestic violence conviction of Santos Cano-Flores (29) after trial by jury.  Mr. Cano Flores was convicted of felony criminal threats (PC 422).  Mr. Cano-Flores threated to kill a woman he had a relationship with prior to his arrest on September 5, 2022.  Mr. Cano Flores faces up to three years in State Prison.  Sentencing is scheduled for June 9, 2023. 

“Prosecuting domestic violence criminal threats cases creates a critical opportunity to intervene in dangerous situations before they escalate,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “I hope the survivor in this case is able to get all of the help and resources she needs to recover while Mr. Cano-Flores is held accountable.”

The case against Mr. Cano-Flores was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Patrick Mahoney with assistance from Assistant District Attorney Angela Roze and paralegals Lena Ku and Loretta Luu.  Victim Advocate Priscilla Portillo worked closely with the victim throughout the case.  Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Cano-Flores based on the careful investigation work performed by the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.  District Attorney Investigators Tim Louie and Rosanna Figueroa also worked closely with prosecutors in developing this case and successful prosecution. 

“This successful prosecution was a team effort,” said Assistant District Attorney Patrick Mahoney.  “I appreciate that the jury’s verdict delivers justice to this victim of domestic violence, who courageously testified to the threats and abuse she received from the defendant. If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation, I encourage you or them to seek the support and resources to get yourself or the person you know out of the unsafe situation.”

If you or a loved one is in need of support, please seek help.  In an emergency call 9-1-1. 

Below are some resources for people experiencing domestic violence.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (text) START to 88788 or call 800.799.7233
  • WOMAN, Inc 24/7 Support Line, 877.384.3578
  • Asian Women’s Shelter 24/7 crisis line, 877.751.0880
  • La Casa De Las Madres Crisis text, 415.200.3575

Court Number: 22010187