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Archive for May, 2011

Witness says real killer never charged in homeless man’s death

Witness says real killer never charged in homeless man’s death

OAKLAND — Yusuf Bey IV ordered the retaliatory killing of a homeless man in 2007, but it was carried out by his girlfriend and a member of Your Black Muslim Bakery who were never charged in a crime, a witness testified Wednesday, the last day of testimony in the case until May 17.

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery member refuses to testify

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery member refuses to testify

OAKLAND — Richard Lewis, a former member of Your Black Muslim Bakery (photo, lower left), asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday morning and refused to testify in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial.

Prosecution rests case in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

Prosecution rests case in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

OAKLAND — Tuesday afternoon prosecutor Melissa Krum rested her triple murder case against Yusuf Bey IV and co-defendant Antoine Mackey in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial after nearly six weeks of testimony and more than 60 witnesses.

Your Black Muslim Bakery leader said slain journalist ‘slandered’ his father

Your Black Muslim Bakery leader said slain journalist ‘slandered’ his father

OAKLAND — Jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder trail heard police recordings Tuesday morning in which former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV said several times that Bailey, a newspaper reporter, had “slandered” the business and his late father. Those recordings were played as prosecutor Melissa Krum prepared to rest her triple murder case against Bey IV and co-defendant Antoine Mackey sometime this afternoon after five weeks of testimony.

Another Bailey slaying trial witness has memory problems

Another Bailey slaying trial witness has memory problems

OAKLAND — A man who worked in a liquor store that Yusuf Bey IV and members of Your Black Muslim Bakery vandalized in November 2005 answered “I don’t remember” more than 50 times Monday when a prosecutor asked him about the attack.”Didn’t you tell me, ‘I’m not going to risk my life for this?’ ” prosecutor Melissa Krum asked him.”I don’t remember,” the 26-year-old replied.

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