A San Francisco Man Beat His Roommate With a Baseball Bat While She Was on a Zoom Call. She Was Still Alive When He Then Set Her on Fire.

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Jun. 1 2023, Published 10:15 a.m. ET

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A San Francisco man was convicted of murder and elder abuse in connection with the death of his 79-year-old roommate, a crime partially captured on Zoom.

On May 30, Min Jian Guan, 63, was convicted of murdering Yu Quin Sun at their home in the Richmond district in June 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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According to the district attorney’s office, Guan first beat the victim with a baseball bat.

“The beating was partially captured on Zoom and seen by a witness participating in a virtual class with the victim,” the district attorney’s office said.

Guan then set fire to the victim, who was still alive.


“The defendant targeted a vulnerable 79-year-old with a campaign of abuse and harassment culminating in her death,” Assistant District Attorney Leigh Frazier said. “I am pleased the jury has held him accountable for his actions.”

District Attorney Brooke Jenkins called the victim’s death a “horrific and brutal killing.”

Guan faces 25 years to life in behind bars when he is sentenced later this month.


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