Bob Lee Death Obituary – Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday that a fellow tech executive killed Cash App founder Bob Lee, 43, with a kitchen knife earlier this month after driving him to a quiet spot. Police detained the suspect on Thursday and identified her as Nima Momeni, 38, the owner of Expand IT, an Emeryville, California-based company. Prosecutors provided fresh facts about the events leading up to Momeni’s alleged murder in a request filed Friday to keep him without bail.
The San Francisco Police Department announced last week that Lee, an executive at cryptocurrency business MobileCoin, was murdered on April 4 in San Francisco’s Rincon Hill neighborhood. According to the prosecution, Lee spent the previous day with Momeni’s sister and a witness who recognized her as a close friend of Lee’s. Also see: After speaking with his sister, a tech entrepreneur stabbed Cash App CEO Bob Lee: Prosecutor Later that day, in Lee’s hotel room, he had a conversation with Momeni during which he questioned Lee if his sister was “doing drugs or anything inappropriate,” according to the affidavit.
According to the witness, Lee informed Momeni that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. Prosecutors said that about 2 a.m. the next morning, surveillance footage showed Lee and Momeni leaving Lee’s hotel and entering Momeni’s BMW Z4 automobile. The BMW is shown driving into a lonely and dark place, when two guys exit the vehicle. Momeni, according to the court record, “grew toward Lee” as the BMW raced away from the scene. According to the statement, authorities later discovered a bloodstained 4-inch blade at the scene.
According to the affidavit, the doctor who did the autopsy discovered that Lee had been stabbed three times, one of which penetrated his heart. “Mr. Momeni was taken into custody without incident in Emeryville and transported to the San Francisco County Jail and booked on murder charges,” San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said during a press conference Thursday. “Our investigators are working nonstop to apprehend this.” On Thursday, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins applauded the SFPD’s efforts.
“While in some cases, we are immediately suspicious, that was not the case here,” she explained. “Mr Lee’s killer has been identified, arrested, and will now be brought to justice.” “Throughout his life, he had a positive impact on millions of people.” “He had an overwhelming need to make technology accessible and help everyone,” Bob Lee’s brother, Timothy Oliver Lee, said in a statement Thursday. “Bob’s dream was to make technology freely and widely available.”
“Every day, people all over the world interact with technology that Bob helped to create,” Timothy Oliver Lee concluded. Bob’s legacy will be carried on through these connections and his ambitions of bettering all of our lives.” “As a family, we are so grateful to the detectives at the SFPD who worked so hard to bring her killer to justice.” Last Monday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed described Lee’s death as a “terrible tragedy” in a statement to ABC News.