Alameda County District Attorney Charges Oakland Man in Attempted Murder Case Aboard AC Transit Bus
Oakland, July 27, 2023 – Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price announced the filing of charges against an Oakland man in connection with a harrowing incident of attempted murder on an AC Transit bus. Edward Lee Corley faces multiple felonies, including attempted murder, use of a weapon, and violent conduct by a felon.
The distressing event unfolded on July 17, 2023, while passengers were traveling aboard an AC Transit bus in Oakland. According to eyewitness accounts, the defendant initiated a seemingly innocuous conversation with the victim before suddenly revealing a knife and launching a vicious attack.
With a profound concern for public safety and a commitment to ensuring the well-being of AC Transit drivers and passengers, District Attorney Pamela Price has taken decisive action in this case. Recognizing the impact such crimes have on the community and those who rely on public transportation, she authorized the addition of two enhancements to the charges.
The first enhancement, under Section 12022(b)(1), entails an additional year of sentencing for the use of a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime. Furthermore, the second enhancement, under Section 12002.7, mandates an extra three years of imprisonment for the severe bodily injury inflicted upon the victim during the brutal assault.
“AC Transit serves as a vital lifeline for countless individuals within our county, providing safe and reliable transportation,” emphasized District Attorney Pamela Price. “Any act of violence aboard these buses is an affront to the safety and well-being of our community. We are steadfast in our commitment to hold accountable those who jeopardize the security of AC Transit drivers, passengers and the public at large.”
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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.