The highly anticipated preliminary hearing in the case of the April 4 stabbing of CashApp founder Bob Lee has been postponed once again, this time for six weeks. This comes after murder suspect Nima Momeni and his defense attorney, Paula Canny, ended their professional relationship. Momeni has now enlisted the help of Miami-based defense lawyer Saam Zangeneh, who is "100% Persian" like Momeni himself. Legal experts predicted this change in counsel would lead to a delay in the preliminary hearing, and that prediction proved to be true.
This marks yet another delay in the court proceedings, which have seen Momeni's arraignment postponed multiple times under Canny's tenure. The defense's claim of "combination self-defense" and an accidental stabbing will likely be one of the key points they revisit in the upcoming hearing. Meanwhile, the prosecuting team continues to build its case regarding the suspected romantic relationship between Lee and Momeni's married sister. Continue reading the complete article on SFist →
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