Previously: Suspect Arrested In Fatal Crocker-Amazon Beating
11/13 11:22 AM: A 35-year-old man charged with murder in connection with the beating death of another man in San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood last week made his first appearance in San Francisco Superior Court this morning and was ordered held on $1 million bail.
Tony Leyva is facing one count of murder with the use of a deadly weapon allegation for the killing of 39-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez, of San Mateo.
Rodriguez was found severely beaten behind the wheel of his car at Munich and Cordova streets on Friday night, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to prosecutor George Butterworth, an investigation into the exact cause of Rodriguez’s death is still ongoing, but he died just after allegedly being assaulted by Leyva and two other men.
Rodriguez is believed to have been repeatedly punched and pistol-whipped with a BB gun.
Investigators believe Rodriguez may have owed Leyva money.
Leyva, who has no local address, turned himself in to police Tuesday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police are still seeking the two other suspects.
Leyva is due back in court Tuesday for arraignment, plea entry and the appointment of an attorney from the Public Defender’s office.
11/12 7:14 PM: Prosecutors today filed charges against a 35-year-old man arrested in connection with the beating death of another man in San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood last week, according to the district attorney’s office.
District attorney’s office spokesman Brian Buckelew said Tony Leyva is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in San Francisco Superior Court on one count of murder with a use of a dangerous or deadly weapon allegation in the killing of Alfonso Rodriguez, 39, last Friday.
Buckelew said Rodriguez was beaten to death by a BB gun.
Rodriguez was found severely beaten behind the wheel of his car at Munich and Cordova streets, police said. He died later at the hospital.
Leyva turned himself in to police Tuesday night. Authorities are seeking two other suspects in the case.