The Mission District played host to the city's 8th murder of the year after 47-year-old Richard Sprague was mugged and stabbed on Julian Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. Mission Local report that a Sprague was attacked sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. He cried out for several hours after being stabbed.
According to SF Appeal, "Police arrived over five hours later, sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m."
Mission Mission notes that SFPD has since posted fliers saying: "On Sunday morning 02/19/12, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. a man was robbed and then murdered in front of 125 [Julian], between 15th st, and 16th st . We ask anyone in the area of this street and the blocks surrounding it who saw or heard anything to contact S.F.P.D. YOU CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS: TIP LINE 415-575-4444."