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Video of defendant in gay stylist's death reveals details

Video of defendant in gay stylist's death reveals details

In what prosecutors are calling a confession, James Rickleffs admitted to tying up Steven "Eriq" Escalon, stealing items from his home, and leaving him bound and gagged in a two and a half hour video interrogation shown to the jury this week.

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By Ed Walsh | February 13, 2019

Those who prosecuted Marjorie Knoller in the 2001 dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple say a state board's decision last week to deny parole to her is justice.

By BAR staff | February 13, 2019

San Francisco police offer reward, updated sketch in "Doodler" cold case.


By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

Here is reporter Ed Walsh's updated article on Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the dog-mauling death of lesbian Diane Whipple in 2001.

By Ed Walsh | February 8, 2019

The Bay Area Reporter was the only outlet at Thursday's parole hearing for Marjorie Knoller. Here are our reporter's observations.


By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

When Ryan Hohn came home to his Diamond Heights apartment after work on June 12, 2012 he found his house robbed and his roommate, Steven "Eriq" Escalon, unresponsive in his bed, tied at his hands and feet and gagged.

By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

A psychiatrist who is in prison for possession of child pornography had his medical license revoked last week.


By Alex Madison | February 6, 2019

San Francisco Police officials on Wednesday offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of killing more than a dozen gay men in the city back in the 1970s.

By Alex Madison | January 30, 2019

Six and a half years ago, 28-year-old Steven "Eriq" Escalon, a gay San Francisco hair stylist, was hanging out in the Castro district. The next day he was found dead.


By Alex Madison | January 24, 2019

A man was arrested near the Castro Theatre last weekend for causing a disturbance then later threatening a security guard with a knife, authorities said.

By Alex Madison | January 23, 2019

Convicted murderer Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the killing of his elderly gay friend.


By Alex Madison | January 18, 2019

Convicted murderer Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his elderly gay friend.

By Ed Walsh | January 9, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom may be confronted with an unprecedented ethical faceoff next month in connection with San Francisco's infamous 2001 dog-mauling case.


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