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Lisa Heng Accused of Fatally Stabbing Man in San Francisco Appears in Court

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A San Francisco woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man in a San Francisco hotel room on Friday appeared in court this afternoon. Lisa Heng, 30, was scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge in San Francisco Superior Court this afternoon, but San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi asked to postpone entering a plea until next Monday.

Heng is accused of fatally stabbing 40-year-old Sausalito resident Matt Sheahan around 6 a.m. Friday at a hotel in 1000 block of Geary Street. The two were apparently arguing in their hotel room before the stabbing occurred, according to police. Sheahan was stabbed in the upper body and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he died a few hours later, according to police.

Heng appeared in court this afternoon wearing an orange jumpsuit with her black hair worn down and wearing black thick-rimmed glasses. Adachi, who was representing Heng in court this afternoon, said this was a “very unusual case.” He said Heng was raised in San Francisco and went to elementary through high school in the city. She graduated from the Galileo Academy of Science & Technology high school.

Adachi mentioned her steady employment working with the city’s medical records and her plans to start a dialysis technician training program in the fall. He said she has no prior criminal record and her brothers and sisters were in court to support her. Three family members who attended the proceedings refused to comment this afternoon. Adachi did not go into details about the situation that led to the stabbing, but said, “It’s a pretty clear case of self-defense.” After hearing from Adachi and an assistant district attorney asking for $5 million bail, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown set Heng’s bail at $2.5 million.

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  • Matt was my best friend and I know very well.If the prosecution would like to paint a violent picture of Matt and claim this was self defense is not imaginable.no. 1,Matt had no problems with girls and did not know jealousy.I could see lisa being jealous of him considering she is nothing to look at.this is a manslaughter case clearly.I would like to see this woman get 25 with a life sentence.Matt was a good friend.I loved him like a brother.rip bro

  • The victim Matt Sheahan was my dear and close friend. I know he would NEVER attack a woman!!! I think something bad happened that night when the two of them were in that hotel room together. But what could a man say to a woman that would make her viciously stab him?
    I just want justice for his murder! He DID NOT deserve to die this way! I want her to pay for taking his life!

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