Skip to comments.S.F. couple kill daughter's alleged pimp, cops say
Posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by doug from upland
A San Francisco couple whose teenage daughter was allegedly being pimped by a Southern California man tracked him around the state, failing at one attempt to kill him before shooting him to death near Candlestick Park, authorities said Wednesday.
Attorneys for the couple say that they tried everything to rescue their daughter from Calvin Sneed, a 22-year-old alleged gang member from Compton (Los Angeles County), but that they didn't kill him.
Prosecutors, however, say that when Barry Gilton and his longtime girlfriend, Lupe Mercado, couldn't get their 17-year-old daughter back through legitimate means, they turned to premeditated murder.
Gilton, 38, and Mercado, 37, appeared in court Wednesday on murder and other charges for allegedly shooting Sneed in the Bayview neighborhood in the early hours of June 4.
The couple have been together since middle school and live with their three other children in San Francisco. Their daughter disappeared some time ago and after searching for her, Gilton and Mercado discovered that she was turning tricks and that Sneed was her pimp, their attorneys said.
"They had gone out to local police agencies, agencies in Southern California - they had even tried talking to national organizations," said Eric Safire, Gilton's attorney. "Every place they turned to turned them away." L.A. shooting
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exactly. If there isn't more to this story then we are in trouble
Maybe you miss understood what humblegunner was saying. Blogs are perfect medium to expose pimps.
No I understand perfectly.
Reminds me of the George C. Scott movie “Hardcore”, where he played a father trying to rescue his daughter from a similar situation.
I say erect a statue and throw a ticker tape parade for ‘em...They killed another BLACK criminal and saved the taxpayer’s money...Best story I’ve read all week....LOVE IT!! Always love it when BLACK CRIMINALS die brutal deaths.
Sneed was a victim of a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles last year, according to Los Angeles police. An appeal filed in a murder case involving a friend of his said that both the friend and Sneed were members of the Nutty Block Crip street gang.
It seems to me that Mr. Sneed died as a consequence of his occupation. Insulators die of silicosis, he died of lead poisoning.
I’ll take a jury trial for a thousand Alex.
I disagree... For a pimp, shoot, cut off penis and insert it in the departed's mouth, and dump the body on the streets he frequented.
When the underage girl was getting sold like a piece of meat, there was no investigation. Imagine that.
Kill the meal ticket of the cops & prosecutors, and they're on it like a heavy sweat, blowing taxpayer money left and right.
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