Archive for May, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.