Oakland, August 31, 2023 –  Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price announced a guilty verdict in the murder of 75-year-old Pak Ho in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood. A jury convicted Teaunte Bailey, 28, on all charges, including first and second-degree felony murder and robbery.

Bailey was alleged to have jumped out of a vehicle to rob Mr. Ho while Ho was on his morning walk on March 9, 2021. During the robbery, Ho fell and struck his head on the concrete. He later died from his injuries.

Bailey was in possession of Mr. Ho’s belongings on the same day of the incident and was wearing a GPS ankle monitor which linked him to Mr. Ho’s murder and to a separate home invasion robbery.

Bailey faces a sentence of 32.4 years to life in prison.

“In this instance, we believed enhancements were appropriate for this unprovoked and deadly attack,” DA Price said. “The message I will continue to repeat is that our special directive does not prohibit all enhancements. Each crime requires a painstaking evaluation of the evidence, the individual offender and the circumstances. Unless required by law or excluded from the policy, enhancements are not going to be automatically applied. They will be used sparingly when appropriate, as in this case.”

Bailey’s co-defendant Demetrius Britton, 59, was acquitted of first and second-degree murder. The jury, however, could not reach an agreement on the robbery charge which will be addressed again in early September.


## Contact: Public Information Officer Patti Lee, patti.lee@acgov.org // 628-249-1288 

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