Archive for July, 2010
A Superior Court judge denied Yusuf Bey IV’s request Tuesday to represent himself against real estate fraud charges, saying Bey IV could not be trusted with special privileges after allegations he tried to have witnesses in an unrelated triple-murder case killed.
A Superior Court judge on Monday gave lawyers for accused triple killers Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey two weeks to submit papers for a long-delayed change-of-venue motion or he would drop the matter and schedule the case for trial.
A hearing to determine whether former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV should be limited in his efforts to serve as his own attorney in a real estate fraud case was postponed Friday because the judge wasn’t ready to proceed.
Yusuf Bey IV’s longtime lawyer, Lorna Patton Brown, smuggled a hit list out of jail in March that named witnesses her client wanted killed to prevent their testimony in his upcoming trial on charges of ordering journalist Chauncey Bailey and two others killed in 2007, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
A federal judge has dismissed most of a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the former Oakland homicide detective who led the highly criticized investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 slaying.