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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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People v Marquise Lamar Thompson

On June 1, 2015, a jury convicted Marquise Lamar Thompson (aka Marquise Thomas) of first degree murder and premeditated attempted murder. In early March, Thomas’ co-defendants Vijay Bhushan and Lilron Ravon Jones were convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder with firearm enhancements.

On December 30, 2012, defendants Thompson, Bhushan and Jones were alerted to the location of a person they believed was responsible for the murder of a friend, Hadari Askari. They set off from a house in East Oakland in search of their target, ‘Mo-Mo’. They found Mo-Mo speaking with a group of girls and a six-month-old baby in the apartment complexes known as the 69th Avenue Village.

Defendant Bhushan wanted to wait until they had an opportunity to approach Mo-Mo alone, but defendant Marquise Thompson disagreed and demanded Bhushan’s handgun and hoodie. Defendant Bhushan knew that this gun would be used in the effort to kill Mo-Mo.

Defendants Thompson and Jones approached Mo-Mo and the group, and opened fire. The two men discharged 20 rounds, and struck 14-year-old Mo-Mo in the leg. One of the girls, 15-year-old Jubrille Jordan, shot in the back of the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

On July 10, 2015, defendant Marquise Thompson was sentenced to 32 years to life, defendant Lilron Jones was sentenced to 114 years to life, and defendant Vijay Bhushan sentenced to 34 years to life. The case was prosecuted by DDA Glenn Kim with assistance from DA Inspector Jeff Ferguson and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.

Posted on Jun 2, 2015