gavel.jpgA man accused of fatally stabbing another man outside a Burger King restaurant in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood earlier this week is set to make his initial appearance in court Friday, prosecutors said.

Clenny Thierry, 52, will make his initial appearance in court on Friday afternoon to face murder charges in the case, district attorney’s office spokesman Alex Bastian said.

Thierry was arrested shortly after the stabbing, which was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Ninth and Natoma streets, police said.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Kenneth Lyon, 42, was sitting on the curb outside the fast-food restaurant when Thierry allegedly walked up behind him and stabbed him in the back, according to police.

A witness alerted nearby officers who began to render aid to Lyon. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Officers were able to detain Thierry a short distance away in the 1200 block of Howard Street and arrested him on suspicion of murder.

A motive for the stabbing has not yet been released by police.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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