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San Francisco, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of Wyn Leung (47), of San Francisco, after a trial by jury for the brutal murder of his estranged wife in a church after she had attended Palm Sunday services on March 25, 2018. Mr. Leung was convicted of first-degree murder (PC 187(a)) with an allegation that he personally used a weapon found to be true. Mr. Leung was also convicted of felony domestic violence (PC 273.5) causing great bodily injury and violation of a restraining order causing injury.

“I would like to thank the jury for their service in this case and delivering justice to the victim’s family and friends who have patiently waited for years to see justice achieved,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “My office is committed to standing by victims for as long as it takes to see justice done and ensuring there is accountability and abusers face consequences.”

According to testimony and other evidence presented at trial, the victim filed for divorce from Mr. Leung, her abusive husband, and received the Court Appointed Family Court Counsellor’s recommendation that she receive full physical and legal custody of the couple’s two children. Three days before the scheduled Family Court date, Mr. Leung found the victim at church services and waited until other parishioners left before entering the church in violation of a domestic violence restraining order that had been issued against him. Mr. Leung asked the pastor of the church to find the victim and tell her that he would like to speak with her about child custody. When the victim refused to speak with him, Mr. Leung tracked her down and stabbed her 20 times before turning the knife on himself.

When the police arrived, Mr. Leung refused to drop the knife as ordered to by responding officers. Officers eventually took him into custody and summoned aid for the victim. Despite life-saving efforts by first responders the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

The case against Mr. Leung was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Danielle Hilton, with assistance from District Attorney Investigators Douglass Keely and Omega Crum, paralegals Jessica Diamond and Julio Flores and IT support from Morris Moore and Noaeh Pinaire. Victim witness advocate Wesley Chu was integrally involved in supporting the family both here and in China throughout the pendency of the case.

Prosecutors were able to put on a strong case thanks to the dedication of officers and command staff from the San Francisco Police Department, the San Francisco State Police Department and former officers from the Broadmoor Police Department.

“I am tremendously thankful for all of the men and women from the various police departments who worked on their vacations, came in when injured and went above and beyond to help ensure this victim of domestic violence received justice,” said Assistant District Attorney Danielle Hilton. “The efforts within the District Attorney’s office and the police departments in this case exemplify the care and passion with which we approach the prosecution of intimate partner violence.”

Mr. Leung is currently in custody pending sentencing. A sentencing date will be scheduled on March 4, 2024.

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

Below are additional resources for support:
• 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: 18004738