Man Found Guilty of 2008 Strangulation Murder Sentenced to 15 Years to Life

A San Francisco man will spend 15 years to life in prison for strangling a 73-year-old man who offered him shelter in 2008, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Judge Charlene Kiesselbach today found 37-year-old Frolian Marroquin guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Nestor San Juan.

San Juan’s body was found inside a plastic bag in a garbage bin at an apartment building in the city’s Tenderloin District in 2008.

The district attorney’s office reports that surveillance video footage showing San Juan entering his home on Taylor Street on Sept. 9, 2008 is the last time he was seen alive.

Marroquin is seen in the footage entering the residence a few minutes later, and coming and going throughout the night.

The video also shows Marroquin pulling a large trash bag out of San Juan’s residence, only to pull it back in once blood began leaking from the trash bag.

Additionally, the video shows a second man eventually helping Marroquin take the trash bag to the dumpster in the basement of the apartment building.

Later that day, that second man ran into his therapist’s office hysterical, the lower half of his body spattered in blood. According to the district attorney’s office, Marroquin asked for his help moving a bag containing the carcass of a dog.

The man suspected he had been tricked, and asked his therapist to call 9-1-1.

Officers responded to the 9-1-1 call, and found San Juan’s body in the dumpster.

In addition to being strangled, the medical examiner found that San Juan suffered eight broken ribs and three broken vertebrae.

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