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* Marlena Waters, suspect in the fatal shooting of Dennis Wayne Dixon on Palou Avenue in San Francisco

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San Francisco police have arrested a third suspect in the fatal shooting last month of a Bayview District man during a home invasion robbery.Marlena Waters, 25, appeared in San Francisco Superior Court this morning, charged with the Sept. 14 murder of 57-year-old Dennis Wayne Dixon.A judge ordered Waters held on $10 million bail at the request of prosecutor Scot Clark. Arraignment and plea entry were postponed until Wednesday.Dixon was gunned down inside his home in the 2000 block of Palou Avenue at about 11 p.m. after two men came to the door and tried to rob him, police said. Dixon’s adult son was pistol-whipped during the encounter.A 7-year-old child was also in the home at the time but was unharmed.A neighbor called 911, and officers arrested Eric Jordan, 38, and Gary Jones, 18, at the home, and recovered a gun and items purportedly belonging to Dixon, according to police and prosecutors. On Wednesday police arrested Waters, another neighbor of Dixon who had a “dating relationship” with Jordan and “helped facilitate” the robbery, homicide Inspector Mike Philpott said.Clark, in asking Judge Raymond Arata to set bail at $10 million,noted that Jordan and Jones were also being held on the same amount for the “very vicious” alleged crime.”She’s a very pivotal person who essentially sets up the victim in this case,” Clark said of Waters.Arata agreed to the bail amount.Waters’ newly appointed attorney Stuart Hanlon said he was not yet ready to arraign his client and have her enter a plea. “I need to talk to her and go over the police reports,” he told Arata.Waters, Jordan and Jones are due back in court Wednesday morning. Jordan and Jones have already pleaded not guilty.The murder charges against all three suspects include special-circumstance allegations of committing murder during a robbery and committing murder during a burglary, both of which make them eligible for the death penalty or life without parole if convicted.

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  • First and foremost I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I do know what it is to loose a loved one. But Girl friend you have to let the courts take care of the matter and put it in God hands. You sound as though you are not a Christian women. I ask that you ask God to come in your life. And do know that he is a god that will make you have peace in your life. My prayers go out to u.

  • I truly do understand your grief and all that you are going through. The only person that knows the truth is god so the truth will be exposed. I can tell that you are not a child of god and I can tell that your are hella young minded. Your on here talking all of that crap and I bet you know that he was not the man that yall trying to make him out to be. Everybody has their faults in life, and you dont no if she knew what was going on or not. They couldve said that to lessen their time since they have 1 or 2 options. Come one. Grow up because god sees everything that the public does not.

  • wow crazy stuff .see trice you never no the enemy can be right up under your noise and youll never no because you can be so worried about whats good and right for what the real purpose was i cant not get over this ,but i can believe it when dennis had so much negativity around his happyness because others can be selfish to money and love he could never focus on whats right in front of him its called jumping the gun … and now here we are in everlasting grief..i am so happy the truth is out and eveyone responsable for are tragedy is facing what they deserve .you hater you monster you egnored piece of soul you shark snake with no bit but the devil helped you get wher you are and your soul shall crimble in your cell block see if your ready to be around real kilRS .im glad you got told on an i know you new when they got caught you were next b17ch!! yeah they got you you caught .better them then me you safe now you was ready to Getdat! from me dennis real one his go getter hitter no what it is !! i love you dennis my breath of freah air…international cali to the south love !!!!!! trice keep your head up keep shinning like your uncle stay focus take care of them boys do has he would even if it hurts keep it lit trice .and i love you all i always did .i still need someone to cry with ….ttyl JAMELIA!!

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