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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It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.
Sad, hope they don’t get convicted for anything except cleaning up the streets.
Let em walk, they did society a favor.
Dang - pimping out a 17 year old and nobody they went to could do anything for them? Like arrest the guy? Or the girl? Or the johns? A known gang member with an underage prostitute and they wouldn’t return the girl to her parents?
Shouldn’t stories about pimps be posted in bloggers?
So as to be among friends, so to speak...
I don't think I could convict them of doing anything wrong.
They finally got the police to pay attention. Rescue their daughter from a pimp? Not a police issue. Prosecute after the parents solve the problem? The police are right there.
—”The motive is all they (prosecutors) have, as far as we’re concerned,” said Tony Tamburello, Mercado’s attorney. “This would not be the first time the police and prosecutors got it wrong.”—
It seems that may be true, however:
—”San Francisco police have thoroughly investigated this case, and the investigation is not limited to San Francisco,” he said. “We would not charge a case unless we had a good-faith basis that we could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”—
Reading that, the Zimmerman case comes to mind. i.e. Yeah, sure... ;-)
Pimpin’ ain’t easy (as the saying goes).
The spirit of Paul Kelsey lives!
Shoot, bury, and keep your mouth shut.
Its less dangerous to arrest the parents than a gang member.
soak body with water, cover body with lots of lye before covering with dirt.....
Judge: “Did you shoot him in the Bayview Section?”
Defendant”: “Only because he turned around so quickly”
They tried to get her back by asking cops for help. What were they supposed to do? Let her go? I say give them a medal.
give them double the bounty for gang bangers. The punk was a GB and a pimp. The cops will never do it. Time for people to start cleaning up their own streets and neighborhoods.
Actually, I was recycling an old joke.
Judge: “Were you hit in the fracas?”
Witness: “Well, not perzackly in the fracas, but about halfway between the navel and the fracas.”
When do the pimp protection protests begin?