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San Francisco, CA – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of Sean Ferguson (55), after a trial by jury for brutally beating a man in an altercation over $100. Mr. Ferguson was convicted of attempted murder (PC 664/187), attempted second-degree robbery (PC 664/211) and mayhem (PC 203). The jury found true allegations that Mr. Ferguson personally used a deadly weapon and inflicted great bodily injury on the victim during the commission of these crimes.

“I would like to thank the jury for their service and ensuring that Mr. Ferguson faces consequences for his senseless crimes,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Violence of any sort can not be allowed to become normalized. I will continue to do everything in my power to fight for justice for victims of crime in the courtroom and that there is accountability.”

According to testimony and other evidence presented at trial, on February 19th, 2023, at around 6 AM, Mr. Ferguson followed the victim into a restaurant parklet near Yerba Buena Gardens. Over the course of fifteen minutes, he stabbed the victim 16 times in the back and torso and choked and kicked him.
The case against Mr. Ferguson was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Yuri Chornobil, with assistance from paralegal Aareona Miles. Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Mr. Ferguson with careful investigation by the San Francisco Police Department’s Night Investigations Unit.

“The jury’s verdict sends a clear message that the People of the City of San Francisco will not tolerate violence and will hold those who harm us accountable,” said Assistant District Attorney Yuri Chornobil. “While nothing can undo the harm caused by the heinous acts of Mr. Ferguson, I hope this verdict brings the victim some peace and closure.”

Mr. Ferguson is currently in custody. He faces up to thirty years in state prison for his crimes. Sentencing will be scheduled at a future hearing in April.

Court Number: 23012585