The Man Behind Oakland Editor's Killing Is Convicted

The Man Behind Oakland Editor's Killing Is Convicted

Editor was killed because he might write unflattering articles about a bakery.

Published June 11, 2011

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)

Written by Frank McCoy


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