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Friday, July 19, 2013

S.F. Teen Accused of Fatal Muni Shooting Claims Juvenile Jail Is No Place for Humans

Posted By on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Confirmed: Jail sucks
  • Confirmed: Jail sucks

The younger of the two brothers jailed after allegedly killing a San Francisco teen last month is claiming that life behind bars isn't good for the growing boys.

As Bay City News reports Derrick Hunter, 20, and Quincy Hunter, 14, pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, dissuading a witness and other felonies in court yesterday. Quincy Hunter's attorney, Deputy Public Defender Rebecca Young, is a little miffed that the District Attorney is charging the youngster as an adult (he just graduated from middle school).

On top of that, she's said his living conditions at the Juvenile Justice Center are "inhumane."

His attorney noted that Quincy is only allowed out of his cell for 30 minutes, twice a day, and isn't allowed outdoors to get fresh air or enjoy the San Francisco fog. Moreover, he has no tutor and isn't getting enough food, she said. Quincy is being held on a $5 million bail.

"He's a growing boy and he's starving in there," Young said. "This situation cannot continue."

On June 24 at about 1 p.m., 19-year-old Jaquan Rice and his 17-year-old girlfriend were gunned down at a Muni bus stop near West Point and Middle Point roads. Rice died at the scene and his girlfriend was badly wounded.

Later that week, the brothers were arrested and charged with murder. They are scheduled to return to court on July 31.

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