Chauncey Bailey Project

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Commentary: Chauncey Bailey verdict brings long-awaited justice

Commentary: For a time, it looked as though this day would never come. It appeared that the brazen Aug. 2, 2007, shooting of journalist Chauncey Bailey in downtown Oakland would go the way of so many other unsolved murders in a city where it often seems no one is held accountable.

UPDATE: Bey IV guilty on all charges for ordering Chauncey Bailey, two other men killed

UPDATE: Bey IV guilty on all charges for ordering Chauncey Bailey, two other men killed

OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV — who a prosecutor said terrorized Oakland — was convicted Thursday of three counts of murder for ordering journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men killed in summer 2007.

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV guilty for murdering Chauncey Bailey

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV guilty for murdering Chauncey Bailey

OAKLAND — A jury has just convicted former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV for the 2007 murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey. Bey IV, 25, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole when he is sentenced July 8.

Reading of verdict in Bailey case may be delayed

Reading of verdict in Bailey case may be delayed

OAKLAND — The reading of the verdict against two men facing murder charges in the death of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men may be delayed as jurors have not yet reached a decision on one of the charges. The jurors have reached a unanimous verdict, as yet unknown, all charges except one relating to defendant Antione Mackey and the July 8, 2007, slaying of Odell Roberson.

Jury has reached verdict in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

Jury has reached verdict in Chauncey Bailey murder trial

OAKLAND — The jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men. The verdict will be read at 12:15 p.m. in the case against former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and bakery member Antoine Mackey. The men are facing triple murder charges in connection with Bailey’s death and the unrelated shooting deaths of Odell Roberson and Michael Wills in summer 2007.

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.

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