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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Buena Vista Park Drinker Stabbed to Death

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 8:40 AM

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An man drinking in Buena Vista Park yesterday morning was set upon and stabbed by one of his fellow drinkers. He died on the scene at around 10 a.m. after being carried from the park to the street below.

The man, apparently a transient, has not yet been identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office. He is a white man aged 30 to 40.

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The dead man's drinking companion, a black man in his 20s, was questioned at the scene. Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza is uncertain at this time if that man was booked.

No weapon was recovered. The case has not yet been ruled a homicide. Should that be the case, the unidentified man would be the 29th San Francisco murder victim of the year.

Update, 2 p.m.: The victim's drinking buddy, 30-year-old Michael Little, has been arrested and charged with murder. The Medical Examiner's office has ID'd the victim, but is not yet releasing the name until the man's family has been notified.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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