Cash App Founder Bob Lee Allegedly Argued With Tech Consultant Who Killed Him Before Stabbing

Cash app founder Bob Lee was not killed in a random act of violence. Instead, he knew the tech consultant accused of stabbing him to death and in fact had been drinking the night before his murder with a group that included the man’s sister, according to charging documents released on Friday.

Prosecutors described the attack as “planned” and “deliberate” in the documents, which detail events leading up to the fatal stabbing on April 4.

Nima Momeni briefly appeared in court Friday morning, where he was charged with murder by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. His official arraignment has been delayed until April 25 because his attorney is on vacation, SF Gate reported.

Robert Canny, attorney Paula Canny’s brother, appeared in his sister’s place and told reporters after the short hearing that “the facts of what occurred, or didn’t occur, will come out over time.”

The allegations that were released on Friday came in a motion to detain Momeni without bail. According to the document, Lee was drinking with friends — including Momeni’s sister — on the day before the stabbing, and the party later moved to his hotel room.

One person from the group observed a conversation between Lee and Momeni that night in which Momeni asked if his sister “was doing drugs or anything inappropriate.” Lee told him “that nothing inappropriate happened,” the documents say.

Momeni and Lee later visited the sister at her apartment, where security footage from early in the morning on April 4 shows the pair get into an elevator, leave the building, and then get into Momeni’s car at about 2 a.m. Then, the document says, surveillance footage shows the car drive “to a dark and secluded area” on Main Street.

There, prosecutors say, Momeni stabbed Lee three times and left him “to slowly die,” the documents say.

Police found Lee bleeding “uncontrollably” from “wounds to his chest and hip” when they arrived just after 2:30 a.m. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died.

Police said they found a kitchen knife with a 4-inch blade, the documents say.

While the documents did not detail the argument Lee and Momeni appeared to be having over Momeni’s sister, they do share a text she allegedly sent to Lee at some point.

“Just wanted to make sure your doing ok Cause know nima came wayyyyyy down hard on you,” she wrote. “Thank you for being such a classy man handling it with class. Love you Selfish pricks.”

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