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San Francisco woman who stockpiled ammo, praised Nazis skips court

A screenshot of Thor Kill’s Facebook page | The Standard

A woman who spent two years behind bars after stockpiling ammunition and praising mass shooters on social media has failed to certify that she has relinquished her firearms.

Judge Brian L. Ferrall issued a bench warrant for Thor Kill, 45, after she did not appear at San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday. 

Her public defender, Christopher Garcia, said during an appearance via Zoom that he had not been able to reach Kill. Kill also did not check in with authorities after her release as she was supposed to and failed to appear at a May 16 hearing.

Earlier this month, Kill was convicted on one count of illegal possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. She was released from custody on time served but is now subject to a lifetime ban on owning firearms.

The Standard was unable to reach Kill for comment. A spokesperson for the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office said that police seized all her “illegal items” and they cannot be returned to her.

Kill has “not yet signed the form acknowledging relinquishment of firearms, but her prohibition from possessing/owning firearms is not dependent upon her signature,” the spokesperson said.

Violations of parole conditions are not uncommon in the criminal justice system, but the nature of Kill’s conviction makes her failure to appear particularly concerning.

Kill, who was formerly known by another name, was arrested in April 2021 after several tipsters came forward to inform law enforcement that she had made “extremely alarming” social media posts that supported Nazis and praised mass shootings.

“There are numerous photographs of Anti-semitic/hateful photos, photos regarding shootings, mass shootings, and incidents involving violence” on Kill’s Facebook page, a police officer wrote in a report. One of the photos showed stacks of military ammunition cans.

Police subsequently executed a search warrant at Kill’s residence and storage unit in the South of Market neighborhood. Inside the storage facility, they found firearm- and bomb-making materials, boxes of ammunition, body armor and armbands with Nazi symbols.

After her conviction, Kill was sentenced to two years in state prison but had already spent two years in jail.