Free Lyris Wolfe!

March 17, 2020

From the March-April 2020 issue of News & Letters

San Francisco—Lyris Wolfe was arrested on May 29, 2017, and has been languishing in a San Francisco jail ever since. She was trying to get medical help for her abusive boyfriend, who was stabbed during a scuffle, but no help arrived in time. Even though there is video evidence that the offense was an accident, an involuntary manslaughter at worst, the DA office at the time wanted to charge her with first degree murder and two instances of assault with a deadly weapon—the last based on completely bogus information.

On Feb. 7 many of Lyris’ neighbors, friends and supporters came to San Francisco court to urge her release on her own recognizance. She is loved in her Bay View community. Despite the evidence, the DA still insisted that she plead to the bogus assault charges. She refused.

Finally, after almost three years in jail, she was released on Feb. 18 following a plea agreement with the D.A.’s office. The agreement will be finalized at a hearing on March 17, 9:00 AM, at 850 Bryant, Department 22. If you are in the area, please come to show support for this survivor of both domestic and criminal “justice” abuse.

—Urszula Wislanka


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