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S.F. couple accused of killing daughter's pimp ordered to stand trial

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:49 p.m. HST, Mar 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO » Four people have been ordered to stand trial in San Francisco for the murder of a man who allegedly pimped the daughter of two of the suspects.

Judge Bruce Chan ordered the trial Wednesday in the June 4 drive-by shooting of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed of Compton in San Francisco's Bayview District.

Prosecutors say two of the defendants, Lupe Mercado and Barry Gilton, blamed Sneed for dragging their 17-year-old daughter into prostitution.

Prosecutors say Gilton, his cousin Antonio Gilton and friend Alfonso Williams drove next to Sneed's car and shot him in the head. Mercado was not in the car, but allegedly called Barry Gilton minutes before the shooting.

Attorneys for the four defendants argue that Sneed was a gang member who had no shortage of enemies who wanted him dead.

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wizard417 wrote:
i say good job, take out th trash,
on March 14,2013 | 02:51AM
inverse wrote:
Sounds like an episode of the old Law and Order or Law and Order SVU. If all of the basis of the story is true, like the Law and Order episodes, find them guilty of a much lesser crime and just sentence them to probation or at most one or two months in jail.
on March 14,2013 | 04:32AM
mayihavesumor wrote:
Nice story
on March 14,2013 | 05:15AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Give them a"atta boy" they did something for the community.
on March 14,2013 | 06:07AM
lokela wrote:
One less virus to deal with.
on March 14,2013 | 06:23AM
BadBingo wrote:
High fivin' the shooters! Way to go!
on March 14,2013 | 07:04AM
DABLACK wrote:
Let this be a warning and example. We do not need any more pimps running around.
on March 14,2013 | 07:49AM
redneckMT wrote:
on March 14,2013 | 07:57AM
cojef wrote:
Is that what they call "Street Justice" or "Frontier Justice"? Very harsh way to deal with a criminal. No trial, just bullet to head, or like in the old days, when dealing with horse thieves, string em up to the nearest tree. What happens if it is mistaken identity? Could happen. Then what?
on March 14,2013 | 08:26AM
loquaciousone wrote:
David Justice
on March 14,2013 | 08:31AM
BigOpu wrote:
You got a point. Give him a trial where they slap his hand, then take'm out.
on March 14,2013 | 08:42AM
Morimoto wrote:
If it can be proven that Sneed was indeed responsible for their daughter's situation, probation would be an appropriate punishment. I just hope they eliminated the right person.
on March 14,2013 | 08:41AM
nuuanusam wrote:
Scumbag deserved to be punished but we cannot take the law in our own hands.
on March 14,2013 | 09:54AM
Kapalua wrote:
Great Story. One less pimp taking advantage of women and children for his personal and private financial gain. I hope other pimps get the message, street justice served. Local, State, and Federal authorities had the intel but they were slow to move on the case. The victim and her family were double victimized by the system. When a minor is a victim of human trafficking authorities need to respond quickly, not sit on their hands, and wait for family members of the teenage victim take street action.
on March 14,2013 | 02:56PM
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