Chauncey Bailey Project

Setting of trial date delayed in Bailey slaying

Devaughndre Broussard (Photo courtesy of the Oakland Police Department)
Devaughndre Broussard (Photo courtesy of the Oakland Police Department)

By The Chauncey Bailey Project

OAKLAND — Devaughndre M. Broussard, charged with murder in the 2007 slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey, made a brief appearance Friday in Alameda County Superior Court, where the scheduling of his trial was postponed until September.

Judge C. Don Clay granted the delay to allow Broussard’s attorney, LeRue Grim, more time to review evidence in the case. Clay set Sept. 19 for a hearing to set a trial date. Assistant District Attorney Christopher A. Lamiero did not object.

Broussard, 20, pleaded not guilty in January to killing Bailey on Aug. 2. Broussard first confessed to police, then recanted, claiming that Yusuf Bey IV, the leader of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, where Broussard worked as a handyman, ordered him to admit to the crime. Bey IV has not been charged in connection to Bailey’s death.


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