Edwin Ramos was convicted today of killing a San Francisco man and his two sons. The Superior Court jury, after a week of deliberation, found him guilty on three counts of first degree murder.
The three-month-long trial stemmed from the June 2008 shootings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. They were gunned down in afternoon daylight as they drove home through the Excelsior neighborhood.
Prosecutors accused Ramos, a 25-year-old alleged MS-13 gang member, of killing the trio because he had mistaken them for rival gang members who had wounded his friend earlier that day. Ramos' defense team argued that the actual shooter was the man sitting in the passenger seat of Ramos' car, Wilfredo Reyes, a high-ranking member of the gang who has reportedly since left town and did not testify at the trial.
“Few cases have captivated the people of San Francisco as much as the
senseless murders of members of the Bologna family,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement today. “Today's guilty verdicts ensure that defendant Ramos will
never be released from prison.”