New details emerge in Baker's Dozen attack
Assailant enlisted in United States Marine Corps
Screenshot courtesy KGO-TVDT
February 13, 2007, 3:45 p.m.
Documents provided to Fog City Journal today paint a different
picture of what may have transpired after a New Year's Eve party
on Jaunary 1, 2007 when members of the all male cappella singing
group, the Baker's Dozen, were brutally attacked by a group of
A letter, drafted by attorney Jim Hammer of the law firm Gonzalez
and Leigh, addressed to Lt. General Blackman, Commander of the
United States Marine Corps, identifies Lance Corporal Marino Peradotto
as the assailant who broke the jaw of Hammer's client, Sharya
letter, dated February 9, 2007, Hammer requests Blackman to
assist in "initiating a criminal investigation" against
Peradotto and to provide assistance to San Francisco authorities
in their investigation of the matter.
According to the district attorney's office, the San Francisco
Police Department has yet to provide a completed report of their
internal investigation. The report is expected to shed light on
the decisions made by SFPD officers that led to the assailants
being released on scene without charges.
Contrary to the notion the assailants were released at the scene
for a lack of evidence, there has been growing speculation they
were released after allegedly telling SFPD officers they were
enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and were due to leave
the U.S. on a tour of duty.