Archive for September, 2010
OAKLAND — The trial of two men accused in the 2007 murders of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other victims will begin Nov. 8 — sort of, anyway — a judge ordered Thursday as he sparred with lawyers seeking more time to prepare. Opening arguments in the long-delayed trial, though, could begin as late as February following jury selection and legal wrangling over evidence and other issues, Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson said.
OAKLAND — The murder trial of two men accused in the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey will remain in Alameda County — for now. Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon issued a one-sentence ruling late Tuesday that he will take the case through jury selection here while keeping open the possibility of moving it elsewhere if a fair panel cannot be seated.
OAKLAND — It is the “strongest wish” of the siblings and father of slain journalist Chauncey Bailey that two men charged in his killing be tried in Alameda County, they wrote in a letter to the judge deciding a change of venue motion.
OAKLAND — The Chauncey Bailey murder trial should be moved out of Alameda County because of overwhelming negative news coverage, defense lawyers said Thursday as a hearing on the change of venue motion ended. Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon said he will issue a written ruling in less than a week.
OAKLAND — A change-of-venue hearing in the murder case of journalist Chauncey Bailey began Tuesday after months of delays, and it didn’t take long for the judge to tell a defense expert that he was presenting “bad math.” At issue was how many newspaper stories have appeared in Alameda County during the three years since Bailey’s killing that could have prejudiced potential jurors against co-defendants Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey