Dark details of Bob Lee’s murder and ‘deadly argument that erupted’ before Cash App founder was stabbed to death
A MAN has been accused of fatally stabbing Bob Lee, the founder of Cash App, after the two got into an argument over the suspect’s sister, new court documents say.
Nima Momeni, 38, is said to have killed the tech mogul with a kitchen knife earlier this month after the two men drove together to a remote part of San Francisco.
He was arrested earlier this month and faces charges of murder.
Text messages sent to Lee by the suspect’s sister were also included in the documents obtained by NBC News. Momeni was reportedly concerned about her drug use.
“Just wanted to make sure you’re okay knowing Nima hit you hard,” she wrote, according to the documents.
“Thank you for being such a classy man to handle it with class,” she added.
“I love you selfish pricks.”
The case was initially characterized by many commentators as a case of random street violence in San Francisco.
But a friend of Lee’s, who asked not to be named, told The US Sun he had doubts about the narratives put forward.
“Bob was upbeat, humble and fun,” they said.
“I suspected that his murder was not accidental but calculated. my theory
“Just ‘an argument’ makes no sense. Bob wasn’t an aggressive, violent, or mean guy…
“It’s incredibly dark. I feel deeply for his family and close friends… and for this world that has spiraled out of control with sociopathic action, tragedy and tyranny.”
A witness overheard Momeni ask Lee about his sister’s drug use as they hung out together in a hotel room shortly before the murder in the early hours of April 4, the documents say.
Lee assured the suspect that “nothing improper happened,” the witness said.
A surveillance camera later filmed Lee and Momeni getting into the suspect’s white BMW in front of the sister’s apartment.
After making it to downtown San Francisco, the two men were seen standing together on a sidewalk for a few minutes.
Then surveillance footage appears to show Momeni stabbing Lee, throwing the knife and speeding off in his car.
When police arrived at the scene at 2:30 a.m., they found Lee bleeding uncontrollably.
They later returned and found the bloodstained knife after searching the neighborhood.
Momeni, an IT consultant and immigrant from Iran, was arrested Thursday morning after a nine-day manhunt at his home in Emeryville, California, outside of Oakland, the Daily Beast reported.
An unnamed neighbor, who told the outlet he was close to Momeni, witnessed the arrest.
“I stuck my head out and there were … three or four gunmen at the end of the corridor,” he said.
“Then they will [said]: ‘Go back to your room.’”
The neighbor described Momeni as warm and friendly and said he worked as a part-time DJ.
Other neighbors were often annoyed by the noisy late-night parties he threw with loud music.
The unnamed neighbor said Momeni “appeared really unsettled” before his arrest.
He wasn’t surprised to see Momeni charged with a violent crime, as he described the suspect as a “tough guy” who kept many guns in his home.
Momeni has been arrested multiple times in the past, including one in 2011 for carrying an illegal switchblade, the Daily Mail reported.
The suspect also claimed he graduated from the University of California-Berkeley, but the school said it had no record of the suspect attending the facility.
Momeni will be charged on April 25 and could face life imprisonment if convicted.