Monday, March 21, 2011
Chauncey Bailey murder trial opens
A spent shotgun shell fired from the gun that killed journalist Chauncey Bailey was found in the bedroom of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV the next day, a prosecutor said today during opening statements in Bailey's murder trial in Oakland, according to the Contra Costa Times. Bey IV and bakery member Antoine Mackey Mackey are on trial for Bailey's death and the unrelated killings of two other men in summer 2007. Deputy District Attorney Melissa Krum said Bey IV's motive in having Bailey killed was to stop him from writing about the bakery's financial troubles in the Oakland Post, where Bailey was editor.