Timothy Chase: Prosecutors Say Man Stomped on Homeless Woman Because of Her Scent

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Via KTVU
Police say this guy is Timothy Chase
Prosecutors released some disturbing details about 28-year-old Timothy Chase who allegedly stomped on the head of a sleeping homeless woman.

Chase appeared in San Francisco court yesterday where he answered to two counts of felony assault charges. Prosecutors said in court that Chase has stated he attacked the woman because he was "annoyed by the scent in the air." He also reportedly said that he thought he might have killed the woman.

Police arrested Chase on Friday after viewing a surveillance video of the incident, which was first aired by KTVU. The video shows a man walking past the woman sleeping on Third and Bryant streets. He then stops and walks over to her and kicks her head seven times before calmly walking away.

KTVU has since identified the homeless woman as Elizabeth Murray.

The video also shows two bystanders coming to her aid as well as a police officer; the woman eventually gets up and walks away. No police report was filed, but Police Chief Greg Suhr opened an investigation after seeing the video that was aired across local media.

Chase's public defender reportedly said in court that the victim was not seriously injured.

However, authorities told KTVU that Murray said she couldn't remember what happened to her, but that her head hurt.

"She is having problems memorizing what occurred," District Attorney George Gascon said. "But we have a video clearly showing what occurred. But she can't remember, so it's possible she was hurt and is having problems as a result of the assault."

Chase, who has a criminal history that includes attempted robbery, is currently in jail; his bail was set to $100,000.

If convicted, Chase could face up to five years in prison.

Here's the video:




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19 comments
elizabethfrantes
elizabethfrantes

Oh, come on, it was a homeless woman, so the DA will plea bargain this down to nothing, and he will get "community service" at most. 

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

What 10 years I'm sure he will get a slap on the hand! Give the fucker LIFE!!!!

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

Life imprisonment with no parole is what this asshoile deserves.

Alexander Reynoso
Alexander Reynoso

hopefully that scumbag will be convicted and serves the full five yrs.... He most definitely needs to be off the streets.

klgordon68
klgordon68

I really wonder how people end up like this guy. Have we fallen so far as a society that this is normal for someone? 

Nancy Queenofsheba Endy
Nancy Queenofsheba Endy

Dispicable! Five years of jail time is not enough, but I hope he gets the max. They should also tack on a few years because the guy said he thought he killed the sleeping woman. It shows intent to commit grave bodily harm. The guy is a sociopath, and he will commit even more atrocious acts if given the opportunity.

Luis Centeno
Luis Centeno

If u don't like the way she smells let her use ur bathtub , buy her shampoo , bring her flowers , etc!! Be nice good things will happened to you!

Luis Centeno
Luis Centeno

70 years in prison will be appropriate! Very sad !!

Michael Dane
Michael Dane

Put him in prison and give her all of his stuff.

elizabethfrantes
elizabethfrantes

@Carrie Lee Lyons Why should he?  Don't you read the replies in the news sites, that show how many people think we should kill and brutalize the homeless and mentally ill?  

elizabethfrantes
elizabethfrantes

@Nancy Queenofsheba Endy  We have a series of DAs who never go after those who attack women, will plea bargain murders down to involutary manslaughter . ..   he won't spend much, if any, time in custody. 

elizabethfrantes
elizabethfrantes

@Luis Centeno  And I bet you think that we should allow all the illegal mexicans in to further degrade life?  Look how women are treated in Latin America.  You probably feel that all women who aren't on leash are fair game for all males, as it is in Latin America. 

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