“The facts of what occurred, or didn’t occur, will come out over time,” defense attorney Robert Canny said outside court.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said Momeni knew Lee. While both are connected to tech companies, a possible motive for Lee's death is not clear.
A statement from San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said Lee's death “remains an active investigation.”
Jenkins singled out Twitter executive Elon Musk for criticism this week, after he commented on social media about the Lee case.
Musk suggested “repeat violent offenders” were involved. But a check of Momeni's record shows only a 2011 arrest for carrying a switchblade, which is a misdemeanor.
“Reckless and irresponsible statements, like those contained in Mr. Musk’s tweet that assumed incorrect circumstances of Mr. Lee’s death, serve to mislead the world in its perception of San Francisco,” NBC News quoted Jenkins as saying.
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