Muni Suspect Linked to Serial Stabbings in City

A 30-year-old homeless San Francisco man could be calling a prison cell his home for the next 72 years.

Bobby Brown allegedly used a corkscrew to stab a woman on a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus this week. He's being charged in connection with four recent stabbings, including one that seriously injured a boy on another Muni bus in September.

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office says Brown will be charged with 15 felonies, including four counts of attempted first-degree murder, for four stabbings in the City since September.

Officers took Brown into custody Tuesday at 31st Avenue and Judah Street in the Sunset District in connection with the Monday morning stabbing of Rachel Haynes-Brown on a J-Church train near Church and Market streets, police said.

District attorney spokesman Brian Buckelew said Brown is also being charged with the Sept. 1 stabbing of 11-year-old Hatim Mansori on a bus in the Mission District, and the stabbings of two women in their 20s in separate attacks in or near the Tenderloin, one on Nov. 15 and the other on  Nov. 26.

Brown faces a maximum sentence of 72 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges, Buckelew said.

He said the motives in the stabbings are unknown, but that he did  attempt to rob one of the victims of money. A corkscrew was used in the Monday attack and a knife was used in the other three stabbings, Buckelew  said.

Brown, who was booked into jail Tuesday on an outstanding warrant  for indecent exposure out San Mateo County, has a 1999 conviction of assault  with a firearm in San Francisco, Buckelew said.

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