Prosecutors filed murder charges against the boyfriend of Kimberly Wong, the 27-year-old tech worker who was found dead inside her apartment on November 30.
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced Monday that Scott Fisher, 29, of San Francisco, has been charged in connection to “a domestic violence homicide.”
According to prosecutors, Wong and Fisher were in a “dating relationship” and lived in the apartment together.
Police officers were called to the apartment to conduct a welfare check on the same day as the homicide where they found Wong stabbed to death.
Fisher was arrested on December 7.
He was booked into a San Francisco jail with no bail.
He makes his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.
Fisher is charged with murder, as well as a special allegation that he used a knife to carry out the killing.
“I offer my condolences to the victim’s friends and family and my unwavering commitment to pursuing justice in the courtroom,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “Although, there is nothing we can do to bring her back, we will do everything we can to ensure there is accountability and justice.”
Prosecutors announced they will file a motion to detain Fisher pending trial because he is a risk to public safety.
If convicted of all charges, Fisher will face 26 years to life in state prison.
The District Attorney’s Office described the motive behind Wong’s killing as domestic violence.
The San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium said, “Domestic violence can happen to anyone. We stand with Kimberly Wong’s friends and family in their grief.”
This remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Domestic Violence Help:
If you would like to speak with someone about your relationship, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233). If you live in San Francisco, you can call 877-384-3578.