According to ABC News, authorities say that four defendants who were indicted in 2011 in the killing of a German tourist who was visiting San Francisco when she was caught in a cross-fire have pleaded guilty to lesser charges and will each serve between five and nine years in state prison.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the men reached plea agreements with the San Francisco District Attorney's office, which dropped the murder charges in exchange for guilty pleas on gun and assault charges in connection to the 2010 death of Mechthild Schröer, 50, an elementary school rector from Hanover, Germany.
COMMENT: Authorities said Friday (August 15) that the men have been identified as Phillip Stewart, 22; Delvon Scott, 22; Raheem Jackson, 20; and Willie Eason, 22.
Schröer was in town with her husband to celebrate her birthday and wedding anniversary when they were caught in a cross-fire, believed to have been exchanged between two rival gangs, at Mason and Geary streets on August 8, 2010. Schröer was killed and two others injured.