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*San Francisco Man Pleads Guilty To 2005 Murder At Mental Health Services Agency

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A disgruntled former employee of a San Francisco mental health service agency who fatally shot another employee in 2005 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.Gregory Gray, now 58, admitted shooting Conard House case manager Bruce Franks on May 9, 2005, during a Feb. 26 hearing in San Francisco Superior Court, according to the district attorney’s office.Gray, of San Francisco, was fired from Conard House about a year before, prosecutors said.On the morning of the killing, Gray came into the office where 49-year-old Franks of San Mateo was working alone, and, during a struggle, shot Franks with a revolver, according to prosecutors.Another Conard House worker, Kalifa Coulibaly, arrived soon after and Gray, now holding a shotgun, ordered him inside, according to prosecutors.Coulibaly and two passersby were able to disarm Gray until police arrived, but during the struggle, Coulibaly suffered a dislocated shoulder and fractured ankle. Additional shotgun and revolver ammunition were found at the scene.Gray, who also pleaded guilty to battery with serious bodily injury,faces 19 years to life in prison, according to the district attorney’s office.He is scheduled to be sentenced March 27.

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