SF "Jazz Man" Convicted in 1987 Murder of Ex-Wife

By Associated Press
|  Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013  |  Updated 11:14 AM PDT
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SF "Jazz Man" Convicted in 1987 Murder of Ex-Wife

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A popular San Francisco train station musician has pleaded guilty to killing his ex-wife in New Mexico in 1987.

A spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office in Bernalillo County, N.M. told the San Francisco Chronicle that 69-year-old Ronald Brewington entered the plea earlier this month to a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of 37-year-old Diedre Brewington. The spokeswoman, Kayla Anderson, said he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Diedre Brewington was fatally shot at her Albuquerque, N.M. apartment in August 1987.

Authorities say Ronald Brewington disappeared by the time he was indicted in the killing.

The Chronicle reports that for years, he went by the name Garrick Sherrod and entertained commuters with his saxophone at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. He was known as the "Jazz Man.''

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