Peninsula man convicted of murdering workplace crush’s boyfriend

Peninsula man convicted of murdering workplace crush’s boyfriend

REDWOOD CITY — A jury on Friday convicted a 37-year-old South San Francisco man of gunning down a co-worker’s boyfriend after she rejected his romantic advances, prosecutors said.

Kevin B. Prasad was found guilty of charges including first-degree murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

“Justice was delayed for five years in this case but finally achieved today when the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder while lying in wait,” District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. “His sentence of life in prison without parole is richly deserved.”

Prasad tried to kindle a romantic relationship with the victim’s girlfriend while the two were working together at San Francisco International Airport in 2018. He urged her to break up with her boyfriend, 31-year-old Mark Mangaccat, but she refused, prosecutors said.

On April 25 of that year, Prasad and an accomplice followed Mangaccat and his girlfriend to their Abbott Avenue home in Daly City. As Mangaccat was backing his car into the garage, Prasad walked up and fired five to six shots, prosecutors said.

Mangaccat was killed in the barrage, but his girlfriend escaped injury, prosecutors said.

Prasad and his accomplice, Donovan Rivera, 30, of Hayward, were arrested shortly after the killing.

Prasad’s attorneys did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the verdict.

Mangaccat and his girlfriend had a daughter together, and the couple was getting ready to move to Las Vegas when he was killed, Wagstaffe previously told this news organization.

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