Reporter covering Alameda County courts and justice for the East Bay Times, Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group.

Oakland: Man convicted of murdering ex-friend

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 07/26/2016 04:50:21 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Alameda County jury deliberated for less than a day Tuesday before convicting a man of second-degree murder in the death of a former friend. The quick verdict indicates the jury didn't believe Michael Redell Smith Jr.'s testimony that he shot Hayward resident Montego Bey Joshua on July 30, 2010, in defense of himself and his pregnant girlfriend.

Oakland: Man convicted of murdering ex-friend

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 07/26/2016 04:50:03 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Alameda County jury deliberated for less than a day Tuesday before convicting a man of second-degree murder in the death of a former friend.

Oakland: Murder or accident? Trial begins for Montclair husband who claims fatal fall was an accident

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 07/26/2016 04:13:29 PM PDT Updated: 07/26/2016 04:20:12 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A Montclair man says that the wife he adored accidentally fell down a flight of stairs to her death, while a prosecutor says the physical evidence shows the woman was "savagely beaten while she fought for her life."

Oakland: Murder or accident? Trial begins for Montclair husband who claims fatal fall was an accident

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 07/26/2016 04:13:36 PM PDT Updated: 07/26/2016 04:20:41 PM PDT OAKLAND -- A Montclair man says that the wife he adored accidentally fell down a flight of stairs to her death, while a prosecutor says the physical evidence shows the woman was "savagely beaten while she fought for her life."

Oakland: Shell Oil settles civil suit over gift and reward cards

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 07/26/2016 12:31:55 PM PDT Updated: 07/26/2016 01:27:12 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Shell Oil Products has agreed to pay $762,500 to settle a civil prosecution filed in Alameda County court over gift cards and fuel rewards cards, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.

Oakland: Shell Oil settles civil suit over gift and reward cards

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 07/26/2016 12:08:39 PM PDT Updated: 07/26/2016 12:09:26 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Shell Oil Products has agreed to pay $762,500 to settle a civil prosecution filed in Alameda County court over gift cards and fuel rewards cards, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.

Oakland: 'Ninja Burglar' who roamed Oakland Hills gets three years in jail

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 07/25/2016 04:43:16 PM PDT Updated: 07/25/2016 04:43:16 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland man who broke into Oakland Hills homes dressed in black and carrying long swords, earning him the moniker "Ninja Burglar," has been sentenced to three years in jail and five years felony probation, the Alameda County's District Attorney's Office said Monday.

Oakland: 'Ninja Burglar' who roamed Oakland Hills gets three years in jail

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 07/25/2016 04:43:28 PM PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland man who broke into Oakland Hills homes dressed in black and carrying long swords, earning him the moniker "Ninja Burglar," has been sentenced to three years in jail and five years felony probation, the Alameda County's District Attorney's Office said Monday.

DA confirms suicide in Oakland officer's death that sparked sex scandal

mercurynews.com — By Malaika Fraley, mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 07/25/2016 11:32:29 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2016 11:39:39 AM PDT OAKLAND -- The death of an Oakland police officer that exposed an East Bay-wide law enforcement sexual misconduct scandal was confirmed to be a suicide by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley on Monday.

DA confirms suicide in Oakland officer's death that sparked sex scandal

eastbaytimes.com — Posted: 07/25/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT Updated: 07/25/2016 11:39:48 AM PDT OAKLAND -- The death of an Oakland police officer that exposed an East Bay-wide law enforcement sexual misconduct scandal was confirmed to be a suicide by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley on Monday.
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Jul 28, 2016

Posted around #Oakland courthouse, big #reward for backpack stolen out of car at 12th and Alice. https://t.co/ET7y1n3q9O

Jul 21, 2016

EX #SanMateo cop Noah Winchester charged 2day w/ 22 felonies for sex crimes in SM and in Sac when he was Los Rios College cop, DA says.

Jul 17, 2016

Sad ending to the search for Nick Leslie. Thinking of his parents tonight.  https://twitter.com/3rderh/status/754824025189126145 

Jul 17, 2016

RT @UCBerkeley: A vigil for Nick Leslie is planned for 4:30 p.m. Monday on Sproul Plaza  http://bit.ly/29HVi33  https://t.co/1xWLcoCSf3

Jul 16, 2016

RT @ririgreeena: Pray for those still missing in Nice, especially Nick Leslie.


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