Joseph Melcher Sentenced To Life CLICK HERE For Details
Jurors today convicted Joseph Melcher, 27, of three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for two separate shootings in San Francisco in 2006.The jury, however, found allegations the shootings were hate crimes to be not true.On Aug. 27, Melcher shot 21-year-old Robert Stanford in the city’s Portola district. He also shot Stanford’s 16-year-old friend, who survived.On Oct. 21, Melcher walked into the Flow bar on Post Street at about 9:15 p.m. and shot a 34-year-old woman, Song Sun Lee of San Bruno, twice in the back of the head, killing her. He also shot a female bartender, who survived, and then walked out to Peace Plaza and shot 22-year-old Kam Yan Li, of San Francisco, fatally wounding him.All of the victims were of Asian descent. Melcher lived in the Los Angeles area at the time but reportedly had family in the Bay Area.He now faces life in prison without parole.