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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mark Anthony Cassell Accused of Killing Elderly Newspaper Vendor in Downtown S.F.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:21 AM


San Francisco police announced that they arrested someone in connection to the murder of 77-year-old Dallas Ayers.

Last night, police said they arrested 36-year-old Mark Anthony Cassell in San Francisco on March after cops at the Tenderloin Police Station recognized Cassell

through a crime bulletin. Cassell was booked into San Francisco County Jail on murder charges.

On January 28, 2013 at approximately 11 a.m. Ayers was in front of Post Street when the suspect approached him, wrapped his arms around his waist, picked him up in the air, and dropped him down onto the ground, then fled the scene.

Ayers was taken to the hospital where he died three weeks later from his injuries.

This incident remains under investigation and photo of Cassell cannot be released

at this time. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Kyra

Delaney of the Homicide Detail at 553-1145. Members of the public can also call police at the Anonymous Tip Line at 575-4444 or Text-a-Tip at TIP411.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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