Jury finds San Mateo man guilty of murder in 2013 SoMa parking lot shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A San Francisco jury Thursday found a San Mateo man guilty of murder and other felony charges in connection with a 2013 shooting in a South of Market parking lot that occurred during a dispute over a traffic collision.

The seven-man, five-woman jury, which began deliberations on Thursday, found Michael Sione Green, 26, guilty Thursday afternoon of murder, attempted murder, assault and weapons charges in connection with the Nov. 17, 2013 shooting that killed Sacramento resident Melquiesha Warren.

Green bowed his head and wept silently as the verdict was read, while defense attorney Eileen Burke put her arm around his shoulders.

The shooting occurred in a parking lot near Sixth and Jessie streets around 2:10 a.m. when Warren and her group of friends were leaving a nearby nightclub.

As they were saying goodbye they got into a collision in the parking lot.

Police said Warren was attempting to speak with an angry woman at the scene when a man, later identified as Green, shot her and another woman in her car.

The second victim was left in a coma after the shooting and has undergone multiple surgeries, Trevisan said.

Green was arrested in Miami, Florida, in May of 2015. Friends and family, who have turned out in large numbers to support Green during the trial, visited him there while knowing he was wanted for murder, Trevisan said during closing arguments.

Green was ordered to return to court on Nov. 1 for sentencing and for a hearing on any defense motions for a new trial.

Trevisan and Burke both declined to comment after Thursday’s verdict.

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