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Nephew Charged With Murder in Ex-San Francisco Public Defender's Death

The nephew of a San Francisco public defender is expected to be charged on Tuesday with her murder, the District Attorney said.

Angelo Zamora, 20, is expected to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. for the death of his aunt, former public defender Marla Zamora.

She was found stabbed multiple times Friday at her home in the 400 block of Arkansas Street in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Sources have said the suspect is Marla Zamora's nephew, and he had been living with her.

A motive has not been revealed.

Public Defender Jeff Adachi said in a statement that Zamora was a wonderful person with a heart of gold.

"She was a fearless advocate for her clients," Adachi said.

Marla Zamora was the defense attorney for Edwin Ramos, who was convicted
in a highly publicized triple murder trial in 2012.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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