SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The man accused of stabbing Cash App founder Bob Lee to death in the overnight hours of April 4 appeared in court Tuesday morning and had his arraignment continued. Making his second appearance in a San Francisco courtroom, Nima Momeni’s lawyer, Paula Canny, asked the judge to continue the arraignment until May 2. The judge agreed to the request.
Momeni’s defense said the reason for the request was that they need until the end of the week to review the police report and autopsy on Bob Lee.
Momeni, 38, is accused of fatally stabbing Lee with a kitchen knife just off the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Momeni was arrested in his Emeryville home on April 13 and charged with one count of murder. Prosecutors are seeking no bail.
Prosecutors said Momeni drove Lee to a dark area, stabbed him and sped off, leaving Lee to die. The motive is still unclear, but officials said that Lee was friends with Momeni’s sister. Prosecutors said hours before the fatal attack, Momeni confronted Lee about whether his sister was doing drugs or anything inappropriate. Disturbing video of Lee’s final moments show him calling 911 for help.
Lee was a star in the tech world including starting Cash App in 2013. His death made national news and rocked the tech industry.
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Momeni is a fellow tech executive and the founder of Expand IT, a Bay Area technology and security company. He has had previous scrapes with the law, according to police reports. Emeryville Police Department records show he was accused of attacking a woman in 2022, for which no charges ended up being filed.
Momeni’s attorney said they plan to enter a not guilty plea when the arraignment does happen.