San Mateo County

No Bail for San Mateo Man Accused of Murdering Girlfriend

Suspect Anthony Kirincic is expected to enter a plea next week in the stabbing death of Colleen Straw.

The San Mateo murder suspect who fled from police after allegedly murdering his girlfriend over the weekend is being held without bail.

Anthony Kirincic, 22, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, Colleen Straw, 34, to death a few days after he was released from jail for a September attack on her.

Kirincic has not yet been assigned San Mateo County’s equivalent of a public defender, but one will be selected from a pool of 120 lawyers within the coming days. Kirincic is expected to enter a plea next week.

The stabbing occurred Saturday at the apartment that Straw and Kirincic shared. Police say that Straw was able to call police and tell them what happened before she died.

Kirincic was found at his mother’s home in Redwood City. Police convinced him to surrender Monday evening, putting an end to an exhaustive search that spanned two days and hundreds of miles.

Straw’s mother, father and two sisters were in the courtroom on Wednesday but left quickly without speaking to reporters.

Colleen Straw's mother Ann Straw has issued a statement saying: "While our hearts are broken at the loss of our beautiful daughter Colleen, we cannot help but feel sorrow for his parents. As we must suffer the loss of our daughter, they must suffer the loss of a son."

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