Archive for January, 2010
As the assault trial of four men who were once members of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery began Thursday, some key questions emerged as lawyers gave opening statements: Is Dahood Bey — the man accused of planning and leading the attack and also charged with torture — the captain of a paramilitary organization and a thuggish enforcer? Or, is he a minister and landlord who rented a room to the wrong person? And can the case’s key witness — the victim, who has a criminal record, including assault of a Pittsburg police officer — be believed?
Key witness missing as kidnapping-torture trial of an associate of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery nears
A convicted drug dealer described as a key defense witness in the upcoming kidnapping and torture trial of an associate of the former Your Black Muslim Bakery can’t be located and may be in fear for his life, lawyers said in court Monday.