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Reluctant witnesses take the stand in Chauncey Bailey trial

Reluctant witnesses take the stand in Chauncey Bailey trial

OAKLAND — A man who was convicted of using a fake ID to steal a car from a San Bruno dealership along with former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV told jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial Thursday that he didn’t remember the crime and denied it happened. Dyamen Williams was only one of several reluctant witnesses called to testify in the triple-murder trial of Bey IV and Antoine Mackey.

Jurors hear police recording saying Bey IV bragged about journalist’s death

Jurors hear police recording saying Bey IV bragged about journalist’s death

OAKLAND — “Take him out.” “I did what I had to do.” “That will teach them to (expletive) with me.” Jurors were told Wednesday that former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV said those things about the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey. Bey IV’s lawyer, however, tried to discredit the statements by questioning the validity of the people who claimed to have heard them.

Bey IV accuses judge of being unfair; officer puts Mackey near a killing

Bey IV accuses judge of being unfair; officer puts Mackey near a killing

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV accused the judge in his triple murder trial of being unfair to him Tuesday during an eventful day in court that also included a revelation that Bey IV’s co-defendant, Antoine Mackey, was found at the scene of one of the killings.

Your Black Muslim Bakery leader accuses judge of unfairness in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

Your Black Muslim Bakery leader accuses judge of unfairness in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV accused the judge in his triple murder trial of being unfair to him during a hearing on key evidence Tuesday morning and asked if the proceedings could go on without him. At issue was how much of a recorded statement that a woman named Sheavon Williams gave police Aug. 3, 2007, could be played for jurors.

Tracking device puts bakery leader’s car at Chauncey Bailey shooting scene, officer testifies

Tracking device puts bakery leader’s car at Chauncey Bailey shooting scene, officer testifies

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV’s car drove past the scene of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s shooting death in August 2007 about 45 minutes after it occurred, according to data from a tracking device hidden on his car, a police officer testified Monday morning.

Chauncey Bailey trial: Bey IV’s former girlfriend said she can’t remember key details

Chauncey Bailey trial: Bey IV’s former girlfriend said she can’t remember key details

OAKLAND — A one-time girlfriend of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV told jurors Thursday that she can no longer remember events surrounding the 2007 shooting death of journalist Chauncey Bailey that she recalled before a grand jury two years ago. Krum indicated that a tape of Sheavon Williams’ Aug. 3, 2007, statement to detectives would be played for jurors next week.

Chauncey Bailey jurors watch secret video, hear more witnesses

Chauncey Bailey jurors watch secret video, hear more witnesses

OAKLAND — Jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial watched a 62-minute, secretly recorded police video Wednesday of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV laughing about bloodshed, plotting how to escape charges in criminal cases and threatening to sanction killings.

Chauncey Bailey jurors watch secret video

Chauncey Bailey jurors watch secret video

OAKLAND — Jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial have finished watching a 62-minute video secretly recorded in a jail cell of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV laughing about bloodshed, plotting how to escape charges in criminal cases and threatening to sanction murders.

Judge allows large portions of video mocking journalist’s death to be played for jurors

Judge allows large portions of video mocking journalist’s death to be played for jurors

OAKLAND — Large portions of a secretly recorded police video on which former Your Black Muslim leader Yusuf Bey IV laughed about the 2007 killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, threatened to kill a police officer and implicated himself in a kidnapping and torture case can be shown to jurors, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Chauncey Bailey trial: Witness saw man running like a football player away from 2007 shooting scene

Chauncey Bailey trial: Witness saw man running like a football player away from 2007 shooting scene

OAKLAND — A man who lives close to where Michael Wills was shot to death in July 2007 told jurors in the murder trial of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and a follower Tuesday morning that he saw someone running with a rifle moments after he heard shots.

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