San Francisco, CA – District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced today that her office secured a conviction of San Francisco resident Carole Selig (69) after a trial by jury. Ms. Selig was convicted in two cases of one count of domestic violence (PC 273.5(a)) and one count of elder abuse (PC 368(b)(1)). Carole Selig repeatedly beat her 68-year-old boyfriend in their home in Russian Hill.
“I would like to thank the jury for their service,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “This case demonstrates that domestic violence will not be tolerated and be vigorously prosecuted by my office. Survivors are not alone and have an advocate in my office who will stand with them and fight for justice tirelessly in the courtroom.”
According to testimony and other evidence presented at trial, Ms. Selig was in a dating relationship with the victim for 10 years. On February 25, 2022, the victim reported that Ms. Selig was drunk and threw a bottle of vodka at him, grabbed his hair and tried to bite him. Then, on June 26, 2022, Ms. Selig became irate when the victim asked her if she had been drinking and then started to slap and punch the victim all over his face and upper body approximately 20-30 times.
The case against Ms. Selig was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Bertolino with assistance from Victim Advocate Wesley Chu, who worked closely with the victim throughout the case. Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Ms. Selig based on the careful investigative work of SFPD’s Special Victim’s Unit.
“This verdict sends a clear message that domestic violence will not be tolerated,” said Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Bertolino. “I would like to thank the San Franciscans on this jury for holding Ms. Selig accountable for the harm she has caused.”
Ms. Selig faces up to one year in County Jail for her crimes. Sentencing is scheduled for October 17, 2023.
For those who may be experiencing domestic violence, there is help and support available: 24-Hour Adult Crisis Line: 877-503-1850; 24-Hour Teen Crisis Line: 877-923-0700; 24-Hour Text Crisis Line: 415-200-3575. In an emergency call 9-1-1.
Court Numbers: 22001924, 22006173