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Man killed SFO co-worker’s boyfriend over her rejections

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A man who picked up his girlfriend from her last shift at San Francisco International Airport last week and planned to move with her to Las Vegas was fatally shot by an SFO employee who sought a romantic relationship with her.

A man who picked up his girlfriend from her last shift at San Francisco International Airport last week and planned to move with her to Las Vegas was fatally shot by an SFO employee who sought a romantic relationship with her.

Kevin Prasad, 31, of South San Francisco, and Donovan Rivera, 25, of Hayward, were charged in the murder of 31-year-old Mark Mangaccat last Wednesday. NBC Bay Area reported.

Prasad, who worked at SFO with her, had been trying to develop a romantic relationship with her and urged her to dump Mangaccat but she had rebuffed his advances, according to prosecutors.

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As Mangaccat drove to pick up his girlfriend, the mother of their 3-year-old child last week, Rivera allegedly drove Prasad, and they followed Mangaccat to his home on Abbot Avenue in Daly City, prosecutors said.

Mangaccat was backing the vehicle into the garage, and Prasad allegedly walked up and fired five to six shots into the car, killing him while not hitting the girlfriend.

“The working proposition for the motive is, ‘If I kill him and get him out of the way, then I could be there to start the relationship with the grieving widow,'” Wagstaffe said. “That’s pretty bizarre.”



Wagstaffe said the couple was planning on moving to Las Vegas after living with Mangaccat’s family in Daly City and said last Wednesday had been the girlfriend’s last shift.

Following the shooting, Prasad allegedly ran back to the car, and Rivera drove them away from the scene, but investigators were able to identify and arrest them a day later, Wagstaffe said.

The two defendants made their initial court appearance Monday on murder charges with a special circumstance of lying in wait.

They did not enter pleas and will return to court on May 8 for an appearance of their appointed Private Defender Program attorneys and to possibly enter pleas.

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Daly City police have not released any information about the case and referred any inquiries about it to the district attorney’s office.

Social media posts about Mangaccat mourned his death.

“He was one of the nicest people,” one post read. “I still can’t believe it.”

Meanwhile, three weeks ago Prasad testified at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors hearing on raising minimum wages for workers, saying he was a security officer at SFO who is also “a veteran and part of the working poor.”

The clip of Prasad speaking at the hearing was posted on the Facebook page for Airport Workers United, a union of airport workers.

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18th street gang members charged for killing of MS-13 gang rival in Queens

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A superseding indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, charging 18th street gang members and associates Yanki Misael Cruz-Mateo, Yoni Alexander Sierra, Jose Jimenez Chacon and Saudi Levy Ramirez, with the February 2, 2018 murder of a member of the rival MS-13 gang.

A superseding indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, charging 18th street gang members and associates Yanki Misael Cruz-Mateo, Yoni Alexander Sierra, Jose Jimenez Chacon and Saudi Levy Ramirez, with the February 2, 2018 murder of a member of the rival MS-13 gang.

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According to U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York and detailed in court filings, the defendants are members and associates of the Jamaica, Queens and Kingston, New York chapters of the violent 18th street gang.



On the night of February 2, 2018, a victim, known to the grand jury as John Doe 2, was discovered in the vicinity of 160th Street and 85th Avenue in the Jamaica Hills section of Queens. The victim had been shot multiple times in the head and torso.

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Few days after the murder, Cruz-Mateo admitted in text messages to shooting the victim because he believed the victim was a member of the rival MS-13 gang. Sierra, Chacon, and Ramirez are charged with the murder conspiracy of John Doe 2, along with Cruz-Mateo.

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Missing New York music teacher found dead in woods

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The body of a missing New York City public school music teacher has been found in the woods in the Catskills

The body of a missing New York City public school music teacher has been found in the woods in the Catskills. NBC New York reported.

Keith Johnson, 46, of Queens has not been seen since May 4, when he was spotted in his 2006 gray Hyundai Elantra near P.S. 29, the school where he taught in College Point, according to New York police.

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Johnson, who regularly went hiking and camping, taught music at P.S. 29, and had no mental illness or drug history, sources said. Police previously said his disappearance appeared to be suspicious.



His body was found near Shandaken, a town in Catskill Park in Ulster County. His car was found Saturday afternoon near a hiking trail. The region is known for its hiking.

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It wasn’t clear how music teacher Johnson died. The investigation is ongoing.

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3 police officers sickened after encountering dead body in motel room

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Three Georgia police officers were sickened by an unknown chemical after encountering a dead body in a motel room, officials said.

Three Georgia police officers were sickened by an unknown chemical after encountering a dead body in a motel room, officials said.

Officials were called to the United Inn & Suites in Decatur just after 4 p.m. about a dead body in a motel room on the third floor, according to FOX News. Three Dekalb County police officers entered the room and reported feeling dizzy and nauseous after coming into contact with the chemical that had killed a 48-year-old man in the room.

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“Something in there made the officers sick,” Fire Capt. Eric Jackson said. “We have no idea what, none whatsoever.”

The officers were taken to the hospital and were said to be conscious and alert Saturday night.

Hotel guests near the contaminated room were evacuated shortly after the incident.



“The police were telling us to leave,” one guest told FOX5. “We’ve been out of our room for three hours… What was really the cause?”

HAZMAT crews arrived at the scene and took samples of the substance. Agents with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating the incident to identify the chemical.

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An autopsy will be conducted to determine the man’s cause of death, which is not being treated as a homicide.

Police did not release his name as of Sunday, and it’s unclear if the man was exposed to the substance accidentally or on purpose.

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