I wonder what the results of Hasem Zayed's prints were when compared to the prints take from Stine's taxi? If SFPD took photos of Stine's bloody shirt after all those years when processing Zayed,you know they compared his prints as well.. Interesting how not only did Zayed match the revised sketch he also worked at the Pinecrest at the time of the Stine shooting and also had the exact same pattern of scars runnning down the right side of his neck as seen in the revised sketch.Zayed died in prison after being convicted for the 1997 shooting of a coworker with a .380 caliber handgun.VERY interesting to say the least..
Post by Admin Horan on Nov 29, 2015 19:31:45 GMT -6
Zayed was convicted of shooting a coworker AT THE PINECREST in 1997. He had worked at many restaurants, hotels, and bars up and down Mason street—just as the "taxicab bandit" of 1969 had apparently done (this cab robber wore clothes indicating he worked in a restaurant kitchen and always hailed cabs on the street in front of the places where Zayed also worked.) He worked at the Pinecrest since it opened in the spring of 1969. Interestingly, the SF FBI office got a tip from a dairy truck driver that a guy he knew who worked in various kitchens might be the Zodiac—partly because he believed this guy shot Stine. Zayed spoke almost no English (the Pinecrest hired a lot of Syriac Christian refugees from Jordan, Lebanon, and Cyprus—Zayed was from Jordan) had a terrible gambling problem, was behind on his child support every day until he died, and tended to shoot people who didn't give him money. The day the evidence from the Menicou murder (the ONLY murder in SF that weekend) was being processed in the crime lab at the SF Hall of Justice, someone took Stine's shirt out of the storage locker, pinned the pieces in place, and took a bunch of pictures for internal SFPD Bulletin 97-017. This on a day when every available flatfoot was out trying to contain the Critical Mass bicycle riot. That's right, a bicycle riot. They don't call it San Francuckoo for nothing. So, we know that bulletin 97-017 was a priority job. For some reason. Lt Bruton, a robbery detective, working in cahoots with the serial double crosser Tom Voigt, later made copies of the photos—but not the Bulletin. Funny, that.
What was your question? Oh, yeah. Fingerprints. There is no reason at all to think that the shooter's fingerprints are anywhere on the cab. The witnesses said NOTHING about the shooter going anywhere near to the driver's door on the cab, let alone opening it. The fingerprints on the front passenger door handle undoubtedly belong to the ambulance crew, since they had to open the door to get to Stine, and the witnesses were sure the shooter wiped the door handles of the left rear door (suggesting the shooter got in the cab from the curb directly in front of the Pinecrest, on the southwest corner of Mason and Geary) the right rear door (where he got out after shooting Stine) and the right front door (which he opened in order to get in and empty Stine's pockets.) No mystery at all, really.