Late Cash App Founder Found with Alcohol and Cocaine in Autopsy
Last month, Bob Lee, the founder of Cash App, was stabbed to death in San Francisco.
According to an autopsy report released on May 2, the Cash App founder had consumed a mixture of alcohol, cocaine, and ketamine before his death.
He also had cocaethylene, a compound formed when alcohol and cocaine mix, in his system along with metabolized byproducts of cocaine and ketamine.
The report also revealed that Lee had taken the allergy medication cetirizine.
Lee was stabbed by Nima Momeni, a suspect, at about 2:30 a.m. on April 4, according to prosecutors.
Doctors attempted to save his life for nearly four hours, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:49 a.m.
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Lee had suffered three stab wounds: two to the chest and one to the hip. The chest wounds were deep, and one had pierced two ventricles of the heart.
The report, by Dr. Ellen Moffatt, an assistant medical examiner, concluded that Lee’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds, and the manner and method of death was homicide by sharp injury. However, the report did not link Lee’s drug use to his cause of death.
Paula Canny, the defense attorney for Momeni, emphasized Lee’s drug use when answering reporters’ questions after a pretrial hearing outside the Hall of Justice in San Francisco.
Canny stated, “There’s a lot of drugs in Bob Lee’s system. I mean, Bob Lee’s system is like the Walgreens of recreational drugs. 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. Just kind of illusory and make bad decisions and do bad things.”
Momeni, 38, owns an information technology company and lives in Emeryville, a city in the East Bay. According to court filings, he and Lee had an altercation about Momeni’s sister before the stabbing.
His sister apparently texted Lee about the verbal altercation at one point.
“Just wanted to make sure you’re doing ok Cause know nima came wayyyyyy down hard on you,” she wrote, according to the documents.
The arraignment and bond hearing for Momeni, who was arrested on April 13, was rescheduled for May 18 on Tuesday. He is charged with murder.