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Man Found Guilty of Mayhem and Domestic Violence for Burning Girlfirend’s Face and Neck with Lit Cigarette, Stabbing Her with Scissors

Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced that Julius Berry, 29, of San Francisco, was found guilty by a jury of 8 felonies, including mayhem, 3 counts of domestic violence, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 2 counts of false imprisonment, for various incidents over multiple years where he burned his girlfriend’s face and neck with a lit cigarette, stabbed her in her thigh and abdomen with scissors, and bound and gagged her while holding an electric drill to her temple.

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DA Boudin Joins Governor Gavin Newsom and Other Current and Former District Attorneys to Declare Death Penalty Applied in Racially Biased and Arbitrary Manner

Today, in response to a rare request by the California Supreme Court for briefing about the constitutionality of California’s death penalty as it is applied, Governor Gavin Newsom filed an amicus brief stating that California’s death penalty has been applied in a manner that is unfair and racially biased.

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DA Boudin Announces Cosponsorship of Assemblymember Bonta’s Legislation to Cure the Conflict of Interest for Elected Prosecutors Investigating Police Misconduct

Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced his cosponsorship of California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (AD-18)’s first-in-the-nation legislation to require elected prosecutors to recuse themselves from the investigation and prosecution of law enforcement misconduct if they accept financial contributions from law enforcement unions.

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DA Boudin Announces Pilot Program to Expand Timeline to Collect and Test Sexual Assault Survivors’ Toxicology Samples

Today, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced that the San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will begin a pilot program to expand testing of all toxicology samples from sexual assault survivors from two days to five days, allowing for samples from survivors to be tested for sedative agents in a much broader time frame following a sexual assault.

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