New surveillance footage released the night of Cash App founder Bob Lee’s stabbing death in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — As Nima Momeni awaits her next preliminary hearing into the stabbing death of Cash App founder Bob Lee, ABC7 News has obtained new surveillance footage documenting the last moments the two were together the night Lee died.
The first set of photos shows Lee arriving at the millennium tower house of Khazar Momeni, Nima Momeni’s sister, at 12:39 a.m. on April 4.
Around 2 a.m., Lee and Nima Momeni get on the elevator and then leave the building together, where they get into Momeni’s car with Lee in the passenger seat.
According to court documents filed by Momeni’s defense attorney, Paula Canny, Momeni had a large knife between the driver’s seat and the console of the car, which he was known to regularly carry around in his car.
Prosecutors said the murder weapon was a kitchen knife taken from Khazar’s apartment with Momeni’s DNA on the handle and Lee’s DNA on the blade.
After driving, Momeni parks the vehicle at the end of Main Street according to court documents, which also state that by Nest Cam, people get out of the car.
TIMELINE: Events leading up to SF’s fatal stabbing of Bob Lee are shown in court documents
In her filing, Canny describes people as “indistinguishable blurs” and writes, when the blurs separate the BMW pulls away.
She further suggests that Lee, seen walking in these photos, appears “in good health” and “not fatally injured”.
It was then that he approached a white sedan believed to be a carpool vehicle that he called. The car starts before Lee staggers and falls according to court documents.
Canny also filed 18 letters of support for Momeni from family, friends and neighbors. They detail the abuse Momeni, her mother and sister suffered at the hands of her father in Iran and how the family fled to San Francisco.
The judge handling the case recently said it was difficult for the court to reconcile the letters with what appears to be an inexplicable homicide.
Momeni is being held without bail. Against Canny’s advice, he chose not to give up time and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
“It’s super complicated because from his point of view, from any defendant’s point of view, they’re in custody, who wants to be in jail, you know most people want their cases to happen. unfold quickly, but most good lawyers want to look at everything and most good lawyers are risk averse,” Canny told ABC7 News on Wednesday.
In his recent decision, the judge said he did not believe Momeni was in danger of fleeing, but that he posed a danger to others.
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