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Lead suspect in Valdez murder trial pleads not guilty

Lulu Orozco

December 2, 2014

The man charged with the murder of SF State student Justin Valdez pleaded not guilty to three felony counts Tuesday at the Hall of Justice, one month after new evidence was presented against him. Public defender Robert Dun...

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting pleads not guilty

Chris Sanchez

October 2, 2013

Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail. SFPD arrested Thephakaysone, Sept. 2...

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez to be arraigned today

Xpress Editors

October 2, 2013

Nikhom Thephakaysone will be arraigned today, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. on three felony charges including the murder of Justin Valdez; they were both SF State students. Valdez, the 20-year-old sophomore was fatally shot in the back of the head at about 9:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, after getting off an eastbound M-O...

Shed cynicism, stay hopeful in memory of Justin Valdez

Xpress Editors

October 1, 2013

The random and senseless killing of Justin Valdez this last week left SF State and its extended community of family and friends shaken. Too often we are bombarded by local news of motiveless and unnecessary murders, young lives...

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting faces murder charges

Chris Sanchez

September 27, 2013

The alleged shooter of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez faces three felony charges including murder, and is being held without bail, the San Francisco District Attorney's office announced today in a press release. Nikhom Thephakaysone,...

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez also SF State student

Lindsay Oda

September 26, 2013

SFPD announced the 30-year-old male suspect detained for charges of murder of SF State student Justin Valdez is also an SF State student, in a press conference today. Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off the M-Oceanview train at Randolph and Bright Streets in Ingleside at about 9:50 ...

Suspect arrested in killing of SF State student Justin Valdez

Coburn Palmer

September 25, 2013

A 30-year-old man was arrested outside his Oceanview home Tuesday, in connection to the shooting death of SF State student Justin Valdez. Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off the M-Oceanview train at Randolph and Bright Streets in Ingleside at about 9:50 p...

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