The Man Behind Oakland Editor's Killing Is Convicted

Chauncey Bailey died because a store owner thought articles would be unflattering.

Posted: 06/11/2011 09:26 AM EDT
Filed Under Crime

The 2007 murder case of Oakland, California, newspaper editor, Chauncey Bailey, was closed Thursday as Yusuf Bey IV, 25, the former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery was convicted  of three counts of first-degree murder. He faces life in prison.


The editor was shot on his way to work in Oakland on Aug. 2. Bailey’s murder was ordered by Bey because he thought the editor was working on stories about the bakery that were faultfinding.


The case’s second defendant, Antoine Mackey, 25, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder as well.  He also faces a life behind bars.


The triggerman in the journalist’s killing, Devaughndre Broussard, reached a plea agreement in exchange for testifying against Yusuf Bey.


The case became a personal cause for many San Francisco Bay area journalists who collaborated on a Web site,The Chauncey Bailey Project, to push the investigation forward.


(Photo: Glen Argov /Landov)