02 Dec 2014

Lead suspect in Valdez murder trial pleads not guilty

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.

Crime scene investigators John Evans and Lyn O'Connor speak during an intermission in the preliminary hearing of Nikhom Thephakaysone at the Hall of Justice, Nov. 18, 2014. Nashelly Chavez/Xpress.
18 Nov 2014

Fingerprint links suspect to Valdez shooting

In a preliminary hearing postponed for months after SF State student Justin Valdez was shot and killed, investigators presented fingerprint analysis Tuesday to connect a suspect to last year’s murder.

27 Mar 2014

Murder trial of SF State student could begin this year

The trial of a San Francisco man charged with murdering an SF State student last September could begin by the end of this year, prosecutors said Thursday. Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30,

02 Oct 2013

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez to be arraigned today

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

27 Sep 2013

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting faces murder charges

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

26 Sep 2013

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez also SF State student

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

25 Sep 2013

Suspect arrested in killing of SF State student Justin Valdez

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