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Bailey jurors continue deliberations

Bailey jurors continue deliberations

Jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial continue their deliberations, which began May 23. The jurors have a complicated task, weighing the evidence against two men for three murders. They must consider each murder and each man separately, deciding whether guilt in each instance has been proven.

Jury begins deliberations in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

Jury begins deliberations in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

OAKLAND — Jurors began deliberations Monday in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial, following two months of testimony from dozens of witnesses. Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey, both 25, have pleaded not guilty. They face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

Prosecution’s case is built on lies, defense attorneys argue

Prosecution’s case is built on lies, defense attorneys argue

OAKLAND — Lawyers for two men charged with murder in the 2007 slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey told jurors Thursday that the prosecution’s star witness against their clients is a calculating, manipulative liar who set them up. In closing arguments, defense lawyers Gene Peretti and Gary Sirbu said the charges against their clients hinge on one thing: the testimony of Devaughndre Broussard, a confessed killer.

Bey IV is no saint, but he did not order journalist’s slaying, defense says

Bey IV is no saint, but he did not order journalist’s slaying, defense says

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV lied to police about owning guns, was “beyond rude” when caught on tape laughing about journalist Chauncey Bailey’s death and committed other crimes, but none of it makes him guilty of ordering three people killed, his lawyer told jurors Thursday in closing arguments

KTVU: OPD cover-up emerges in Bailey murder investigation

KTVU: OPD cover-up emerges in Bailey murder investigation

OAKLAND – KTVU Channel 2 News has obtained hundreds of pages of legal documents never seen publicly that explain for the first time the inside story of the controversial homicide investigation. The documents paint a troubling picture of former top commanders at Oakland police misleading the public about several key aspects of the Bailey case, including some testimony that Sgt. Derwin Longmire has been unjustly painted as the scapegoat for the Bailey homicide investigation.

Prosecutor lays out arguments against Yusuf Bey IV

Prosecutor lays out arguments against Yusuf Bey IV

“Kill no one that Allah has not ordered be killed.” Those words were among written rules of conduct for members of Your Black Muslim Bakery and the orders of Allah “came through the mouth of (bakery leader) Yusuf Bey IV,” the prosecutor in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial told jurors Wednesday in delivering her closing argument.

Yusuf Bey IV ‘not a normal person,’ prosecutor says

Yusuf Bey IV ‘not a normal person,’ prosecutor says

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV “is not a normal person,” prosecutor Melissa Krum said Wednesday, portraying the 25-year-old as “a child king” who silenced journalist Chauncey Bailey in a blatant attempt to stop negative publicity. Krum’s closing arguments are expected to take most of the morning.

Mackey takes stand to deny killings

Mackey takes stand to deny killings

OAKLAND — Accused triple killer Antoine Mackey testified Tuesday that he didn’t kill or help kill anyone, including journalist Chauncey Bailey, while working at Your Black Muslim Bakery in summer 2007. Mackey’s testimony was an unexpected turn in the trial and came on the day jurors had been told to instead expect closing arguments in the trial that has lasted about two months.

Man accused in journalist’s slaying says he never killed anyone

Man accused in journalist’s slaying says he never killed anyone

OAKLAND — Accused triple killer Antoine Mackey testified Tuesday that he didn’t kill or help kill anyone, including journalist Chauncey Bailey, while working at Your Black Muslim Bakery in summer 2007.

Accused killer Mackey takes the stand

Accused killer Mackey takes the stand

OAKLAND — Accused killer Antoine Mackey took the witness stand in his own defense Tuesday in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial and spent most of morning describing how he joined Your Black Muslim Bakery in 2007. Mackey’s testimony is expected to take several more hours.

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