San Francisco man convicted of murder for beating his roommate during a Zoom call and burning her alive

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A jury convicted a San Francisco man of killing his 79-year-old roommate by beating her with a baseball bat and setting her on fire. The attack was partially captured on Zoom.

Min Jian Guan, 63, was found guilty of first degree murder on Tuesday in the death of Yu Quin Sun on June 14, 2020 in the Richmond district. He was also convicted of elder abuse.

“The beating was partially captured on Zoom and viewed by a witness who was participating in a virtual class with the victim” during the pandemic lockdown, said a release Tuesday from the district attorney's office.

The witness reported seeing the woman being knocked down and beaten, according to the statement.

Guan then set the woman on fire while she was still alive, prosecutors said.

The police were called and Guan was arrested in a room upstairs.

“The defendant targeted a vulnerable 79-year-old woman with a campaign of abuse and harassment that culminated in her death,” Assistant District Attorney Leigh Frazier said in the statement. "I am pleased that the jury held him accountable for his actions."

The statement did not mention a motive for the killing.

“This was a horrific and brutal murder,” District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in the statement. "While nothing can return the victim to her family, I hope this verdict provides them with a sense of closure and justice."

Guan faces 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced next month.

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