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

Oakland pimps face life in prison for teen's kidnapping and torture — OAKLAND - Three Oakland pimps face life in prison after an Alameda County jury convicted them on Friday for the vicious kidnapping and knife assault on a 17-year-old high school student who wanted to stop working as a prostitute.

Witness killer sentenced for Brentwood murder — OAKLAND - A Redwood City man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a Brentwood man on the day before the victim was supposed to testify against him in a criminal case.

Jury deliberates at civil trial over Walnut Creek police killing — SAN FRANCISCO - Jury deliberations began Thursday in a civil trial over the 2012 killing of a 22-year-old hairdresser by Walnut Creek police officers. The family of the Anthony Banta Jr. alleges that Sgt. Michael Sugrue and Officer Guy Ezard used excessive force when they fatally shot Banta after he attacked his roommate and allegedly threatened officers with a large chef's knife.

Darnell Williams to be sentenced to death for 2013 killings of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine and a Berkeley man — OAKLAND - An Alameda County judge on Wednesday will sentence a 25-year-old Berkeley man to death for two 2013 murders, including the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl during a children's sleepover.

East Bay sex exploitation scandal: More officers charged — OAKLAND - Three more current and former law enforcement officers accused of sexually exploiting a teenager were criminally charged Monday with the most serious crimes alleged in the East Bay-wide police sex exploitation ring so far.

Oakland: Two officers charged in police sex scandal — OAKLAND >> A retired Oakland police sergeant and a former Livermore officer are the first to be criminally charged in connection with an East Bay law enforcement sex scandal involving a sexually exploited teenager.

Oakland: Two officers charged so far in police sex scandal — OAKLAND - A retired Oakland police sergeant and a former Livermore officer are the first to be criminal charged in connection with an East Bay law enforcement scandal involving a teenager sexually exploited by police officers.

Two men convicted of murder in Oakland anti-crime activist's killing — OAKLAND - Two reputed gang members were convicted of murder in the killing of a 66-year-old neighborhood anti-crime activist for following them and filming them with her cellphone. Jurors deliberated for more than a day before finding Mario Floyd, 24, and Stephon Lee, 25, guilty of first-degree murder in the course of a robbery for their roles in the fatal shooting of Judy Salamon on July 13, 2013.

Hayward man acquitted in West Oakland Christmas Day killing — OAKLAND - A Hayward man has been acquitted of murder in the Christmas 2012 killing of an acquaintance in a West Oakland neighborhood. An Alameda County jury on Wednesday found Anthony Boyd not guilty of murder charges in the death of 32-year-old Oakland resident Ronnie Lewis.

Gregory Gadlin convicted of Evan Meisner murder — OAKLAND - His first murder conviction was overturned because he'd been denied the right to represent himself, but he had an attorney on Wednesday when he was convicted for the second time of murdering a young neighbor over a bag of marijuana.
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Sep 23, 2016

Number of cases on Judge Paul Delucchi's morning calendar in Oakland.

Sep 22, 2016

RT @3rdERH: An #Oakland man who killed two people, including 8 yo girl, sentenced to death.  @malaikafraley @EastBayTimes

Sep 21, 2016

Judge Horner says he will sentence Darnell Williams to death today for 2013 #Oakland killings

Sep 09, 2016

Ex 49er Bruce Miller did not comment at arraignment, delayed entering a plea until 11/2.

Sep 09, 2016

Ex-49er Bruce Miller arrives at court with wound on forehead. He is accused of beating elderly man & his son.

Sep 09, 2016

The media awaits ex #49er #BruceMiller at arraignment on charges that he beat elderly man and son in #SF.

Sep 09, 2016

RT @daviddebolt: O'Malley: no charges filed yet. No officers in custody. Might have to wait until Guap returns to CA

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