SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) -- Cash App co-founder Bob Lee died in surgery after stab wounds pierced both his heart and lung. An autopsy report published Tuesday also showed that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
According to a 18-page report from the San Francisco Medical Examiner, doctors at San Francisco General Hospital spent hours trying to save Lee's life by closing the wounds. However, they declared him deceased at 6:49 am on April 4.
According to Dr. Ellen Moffatt, assistant medical examiner, Lee, 43, was found to have alcohol, cocaine and allergy medications in his system after a toxicology test.
Moffatt concluded that Lee died from multiple stab injuries, and the manner of death is homicide.
Nima Mumeni, a 38-year-old tech consultant, was charged with the murder of Lee on April 4, with an enhancement for using a knife. He faces up to 26 years in prison if convicted.
Paula Canny's attorney, Momeni, requested more time for the Tuesday hearing.
Canny said that Lee's drug abuse could have caused him to make poor decisions.
Bob Lee has a lot in his system. Canny said, 'Bob Lee's system would be like Walgreens for recreational drugs.
What happens when people use drugs? She said that drug users are not themselves and they don't act happy-go lucky. "They are just illusory, and they make bad decisions and do terrible things."
She refused to say if Momeni smoked marijuana with Lee, a man who police claimed was his friend.
Prosecutors claim Momeni drove Lee into a remote area and stabbed Lee over a dispute involving Momeni’s sister. In court documents, they said that surveillance footage and testimony of a friend who was with Lee the afternoon and evening prior to his death led investigators directly to Momeni.
According to court documents, a friend of Lee's, who wasn't identified, told investigators that the two of them had met Momeni’s sister Khazar Elyassnia at an apartment, where she was drinking alcohol with another man. The friend told investigators that he and Lee went from the apartment to Lee's room, where he observed Momeni questioning Lee about whether his younger daughter 'was using drugs or doing anything inappropriate'.
The friend and Lee parted around 12:30 a.m. A few minutes later, Lee was seen entering the Millennium Tower in which Elyassnia's husband Dino Elyassnia owns a unit. The video shows Momeni and Lee leaving the building at 2 a.m. in Momeni’s BMW.
The prosecution claims that Momeni drove his car to a dark, isolated spot, parked it, and then attacked Lee, stabbing him with a kitchen blade three times including one in the heart. According to a motion for detention, he then drove away and 'left victim to slowly die'. A knife with a blade of 4 inches was recovered by police at the scene.
San Francisco District attorney Brooke Jenkins stated that defense attorneys often use slander to attack the character of a victim in order to defend themselves. Jenkins stated that 'whether or not someone is a drug user, it does not give anyone a license for murder'.
Lee was the chief technology officer at Square, the company that now owns Block. He is best known for having created the popular mobile payment app Cash App.