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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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