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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Arrest, Murder Charge in Death of Amy Mustain

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM

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Murder, rape, and sodomy charges filed

Police have made an arrest in what they now say is the murder of Amy Mustain, who died mysteriously last week in a Mission Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotel.

An anonymous male caller on Sept. 14 informed the cops that Mustain, 37, was dead in room 46 of the Krishna Hotel near Mission and 16th. Another male caller -- perhaps the same man -- later phoned Mission Station and said he'd "turn himself in." That never happened.

But, one day later, police picked up Henry Hall, 59, and booked him for murder. 

Residents of the hotel told Mission Local that Hall was a resident there who sometimes let Mustain and her partner crash in his room. One woman said she heard screaming coming from room 46 on the night Mustain died. Her manner of death has not been disclosed by the police or medical examiner. It is still uncertain who the mystery caller was. 


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With the murder charge filed, Mustain becomes the city's 37th homicide victim of the year. She died on the very same day that victim No. 36, Dennis Wayne Dixon, was shot dead in a Bayview home invasion. Eric Jordan and Gary Jones have pleaded not guilty of killing Dixon and pistol-whipping his adult stepson.

Update, 5:45 p.m.: The district attorney's office announced it today arraigned Hall on murder, rape, and sodomy charges. It claims Mustain was killed "during the commission of a sexual assault."

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Joe Eskenazi

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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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