There was an arraignment hearing yesterday for Jules Sibilio, the boyfriend accused of killing Bernal resident Mary Atchison of Peralta Avenue late last month. At the hearing, Sibilio’s bail was doubled as prosecutors shared new details about a grim discovery made at the crime scene.
Henry K. Lee from the San Francisco Chronicle reports:
A San Francisco man pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering his girlfriend at their Bernal Heights home as his bail was doubled to $2 million.
Jules Sibilio, 48, appeared in San Francisco Superior Court in the death of 42-year-old Mary Atchison, who authorities said died of blunt force trauma.
Assistant District Attorney Sam Totah asked for Sibilio’s bail to be increased from $1 million, saying he was a flight risk.
Police found signs of a struggle and a bag with bloody sheets and towels, suggesting Sibilio tried to cover up the slaying, authorities said.
PHOTO: Top, a tribute to Mary Atchison at Miller-Dogpatch Garden, by Telstar Logistics. Below, Jules Sibilio’s booking photo, Aug. 27, 2014