Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Two Pink Saturday defendants plead guilty

Johnay Davis (Photo: SFPD)

Johnay Davis (Photo: SFPD)

Julian Williams (Photo: SFPD)

Julian Williams (Photo: SFPD)

Two people who’d been accused in attacks that occurred shortly after last year’s Pink Saturday street party in San Francisco’s Castro district pleaded guilty this week to some of the charges they’d faced.

Johnay Davis, 20,  and Julian Williams, 22, had been with Christopher Porter-Bailey, 23, June 30, just after thousands of people had filled the area’s streets. In February, a jury convicted Porter-Bailey of charges including assault and second-degree robbery for kicking a woman in the face after he and Davis had attacked her, and Davis stole her purse.

In a video of the incident that received widespread attention, Davis can be seen robbing the woman, and Porter-Bailey kicks her as the victim lay on the sidewalk.

Davis pleaded to felony robbery Monday, March 3 in San Francisco Superior Court, according to Alex Bastian, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s office. Several other charges were dismissed. She’s expected to receive a strike on her record, one year in jail on top of the time she’s already served, and three years of probation.

Williams pleaded to assault with great bodily injury and grand theft from a person, Bastian said. Both are felonies. Several charges against him also were dismissed.  He’s expected to be sentenced to three years of probation.

Davis and Williams had both been in custody since shortly after they were arrested in June. Williams was released from custody after entering his plea. They are both set to be sentenced May 16.

A judge had already held the two to answer on several charges after a July preliminary hearing.

Deputy Public Defender Stephen Rosen, who’s representing Davis, and attorney Peter Furst, who’s represented Williams, didn’t respond to a requests for comment late Thursday afternoon (March 6). Williams couldn’t be reached.

Prosecutors have asked that Porter-Bailey be sentenced to eight years in prison when he next appears in court April 11.

All three defendants are from Oakland.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 6, 2014 @ 6:14 pm PST
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