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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of California

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
David L. Anderson
, United States Attorney

San Francisco Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Assaulting a U.S. Postal Worker and Possessing Ammunition as a Convicted Felon

SAN FRANCISCO – Herman Murillo was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for assaulting a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier and illegally possessing ammunition as a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Rayfield Roundtree. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, Senior U.S. District Judge.  

Murillo, 35, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to the charges on April 24, 2019.  According to his plea agreement, Murillo admitted that on January 14, 2019, he approached a USPS letter carrier delivering mail in his neighborhood, pulled out a 9mm semiautomatic pistol loaded with six rounds of Wolf 9mm ammunition, and pointed it directly at the letter carrier.  

A federal grand jury indicted Murillo on March 19, 2019, charging him with one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and one count of assaulting a federal employee, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 111(b).  Murillo pleaded guilty to both counts.  

Judge Chesney also sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release to begin at the conclusion of his prison term.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Briggs Matheson is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Margoth Turcios.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the ATF and the San Francisco Police Department.


Further Information:

            Case #: 3:19-cr-0129 (MMC)                                        

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