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Trial date set in Chauncey Bailey slaying case

Trial date set in Chauncey Bailey slaying case

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.

Judge: Bailey murder trial will stay in Oakland — for now

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.

Chauncey Bailey family makes plea to judge: Don’t move murder trial

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.

Judge to rule next week on whether to move Chauncey Bailey murder trial

Judge to rule next week on whether to move Chauncey Bailey murder trial

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.

Judge hears arguments for moving trial in Chauncey Bailey case

Judge hears arguments for moving trial in Chauncey Bailey case

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

Judge denies Yusuf Bey IV’s request to be his own lawyer

Judge denies Yusuf Bey IV’s request to be his own lawyer

A Superior Court judge denied Yusuf Bey IV’s request Tuesday to represent himself against real estate fraud charges, saying Bey IV could not be trusted with special privileges after allegations he tried to have witnesses in an unrelated triple-murder case killed.

Chauncey Bailey trial date remains in limbo

A Superior Court judge on Monday gave lawyers for accused triple killers Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey two weeks to submit papers for a long-delayed change-of-venue motion or he would drop the matter and schedule the case for trial.

Hearing postponed for former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader

A hearing to determine whether former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV should be limited in his efforts to serve as his own attorney in a real estate fraud case was postponed Friday because the judge wasn’t ready to proceed.

Bakery leader’s lawyer smuggled witness hit list from jail, court records say

Bakery leader’s lawyer smuggled witness hit list from jail, court records say

Yusuf Bey IV’s longtime lawyer, Lorna Patton Brown, smuggled a hit list out of jail in March that named witnesses her client wanted killed to prevent their testimony in his upcoming trial on charges of ordering journalist Chauncey Bailey and two others killed in 2007, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

Judge dismisses most of Longmire’s lawsuit

Judge dismisses most of Longmire’s lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed most of a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the former Oakland homicide detective who led the highly criticized investigation of journalist Chauncey Bailey’s 2007 slaying.

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