The CoCo Times is reporting that a jury has convicted Yusuf Bey IV of ordering the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007.
Bey IVs accomplice Antoine Mackey was also convicted of first-degree murder. Both face sentences of life in prison.
Update: 2:22 p.m. Statement from Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley: “The investigation and prosecution of these violent crimes has been a top priority of my Office, beginning with my predecessor, District Attorney Tom Orloff. With today’s verdicts, justice was served, and we hope that the outcome will provide some closure to the families of the victims murdered by defendants Mackey and Bey. These verdicts also stand for our abiding conviction that violence against the free voice of the press will not be tolerated in our society. I would especially like to recognize and acknowledge the Chauncey Bailey Project who worked diligently and tirelessly to ensure that the defendants responsible for these senseless murders were brought to justice.”