Sunday, August 5, 2007

Report: Suspect in Bailey murder confesses

The Oakland Tribune reports that one of the men detained in Friday morning's raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery has confessed to murdering Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey. In his confession, 19-year-old Devaughdre Broussard told detectives he considered himself to be "a good soldier" when he shot and killed Bailey Thursday morning for writing negative stories about the bakery, where Broussard was a member and worked as a handyman, authorities told the Tribune.

Broussard said he tried to track Bailey down on Thursday by going by the Oakland Post's downtown offices to confront him there, the Tribune reported. When he found that Bailey had not yet arrived at work, Broussard began driving around in a van looking for him and spotted him in the 200 block of 14th Street. He stopped and approached Bailey on the street, shooting him several times with the shotgun.

A FUNERAL MASS will be held for Bailey at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict's, 2245 82nd Ave. at Bancroft in Oakland. The public is welcome. An educational fund is being established for Bailey's 13-year-old son, according to the Rev. Jay Matthews at St. Benedict's.

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