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San Francisco police say couple killed daughter's suspected pimp

  • Associated Press
  • Published Friday, June 15, 2012, at 8:45 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco couple faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man last week they suspected of pimping their teenage daughter.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/NAx2lI ) says Barry Gilton and his girlfriend Lupe Mercado appeared in court Wednesday on murder and other charges for the shooting death of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed. Both are being held on $2 million bail.

Police said once the couple found out their 17-year-old daughter might be a working prostitute for Sneed, they searched across the state for their child. Authorities believe the pair were responsible for a shooting last month where someone fired into Sneed's car in North Hollywood.

Sneed was shot and killed in San Francisco on June 4. Police believe Gilton was the shooter.

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