Autopsy shows Cash App founder Bob Lee consumed alcohol, cocaine and ketamine before he was killed
Bob Lee, Cash App founder who was stabbed in San Francisco to death last month, consumed alcohol, cocaine, and ketamine prior to his death, according to an autopsy report released on Monday, May 2.
According to prosecutors, Nima Mumeni, the suspect, stabbed Lee at around 2:30 am on April 4.
He was declared dead at 6:49 a.m. in the hospital after nearly four hours of intensive treatment to save his life.
Lee, 43, also had a compound that formed when alcohol and cocaine mix, called cocaethylene, in his system when he died, along with metabolized byproducts of cocaine and ketamine, according to findings from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Cetirizine, also known as Zyrtec (the brand name of the allergy medication) was included in the analysis.
The report by Dr. Ellen Moffatt (an assistant medical examiner) did not link these substances and Lee’s cause of death which was listed as numerous stab wounds. She concluded that the manner and method were homicide through sharp injury.
Lee suffered three stab wounds: two to the chest and one to a hip. One of the chest wounds was 2 to 3 inches deep, piercing the “right lateral anterior inferior ventricle of the heart” and the “right posterior lateral inferior ventricle,” the report said.
But Paula Canny, the defense attorney for the suspect, Nima Momeni, emphasized Lee’s drug use when she answered questions from reporters.
“There’s a lot of drugs in Bob Lee’s system. I mean, Bob Lee’s system is like the Walgreens of recreational drugs,” Canny said after a pretrial hearing Tuesday outside the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.
“What happens when people take drugs? Generally, they act like drug people, and what drug people act like is not themselves, not happy-go-lucky,” she added. “Just kind of illusory and make bad decisions and do bad things.”
Momeni, 38, owns an information technology business and lives in the East Bay city of Emeryville. He and Lee allegedly got into an argument over Momeni’s sister before the stabbing, according to court documents.
At one point, his sister allegedly sent a text to Lee referring to the verbal confrontation.
“Just wanted to make sure your doing ok Cause know nima came wayyyyyy down hard on you,” she wrote, according to the documents.
On Tuesday, the arraignment and bail hearing for Momeni who was arrested April 13 was postponed to May 18. He faces murder charges.