on charges he murdered Chauncey Bailey
Editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down
in cold blood Thursday.
Photo courtesy Oakland
By Jeff Shuttleworth
August 7, 2007
A handyman for Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland was arraigned
today on charges that he murdered veteran journalist Chauncey
Bailey last Thursday.
At a brief hearing in Alameda Superior Court, Judge Morris Beatus
told Devaughndre Broussard, 19, that he's also been charged with
discharging a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury on Bailey,
57, in a shooting near the intersection of 14th and Alice streets
in Oakland shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
In addition, Beatus told Broussard that he's being charged with
having a prior assault with a deadly weapon conviction for an
incident in San Francisco and with being an ex-felon in possession
of a firearm.
Dressed in red jail clothes, Broussard told Beatus that he wants
to hire his own attorney and doesn't want to be referred to the
Public Defenders Office.
Beatus ordered that Broussard be held in custody without bail
until he returns to court Monday to finalize his legal representation
and possibly enter a plea.
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