Delonzo Logwood Still Faces One Count Of Murder

On Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the District Attorney’s office moved to dismiss two murder charges against Delonzo Logwood which were filed against him in 2015. Judge Mark McCannon considered and granted the District Attorney’s motion in the interests of justice. Mr. Logwood remains in custody charged with one count of murder of Eric Ford.

Mr. Logwood had been charged in 2015 with the murders of Richard Carter, Eric Ford, and Zaire Washington. The evidence against him in the cases involving the murders of Richard Carter and Zaire Washington came exclusively from a cooperating witness, who had nearly 12 years slashed from his 31-year sentence, in exchange for his testimony against Logwood at the preliminary hearing in 2018. That witness completed his sentence and was released from prison in February 2023. The witness now refuses to cooperate and testify, and he is not obligated to testify because of the deal given to him by former Deputy District Attorney Stacie Pettigrew.

“We learned back in January that this witness was not guaranteed to testify,” said Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price. “Additionally, his testimony was very problematic in terms of contradicting objective facts and our ability to secure a conviction in any of the cases was extremely tenuous. We concluded that the previous administration had overcharged and mismanaged the case, and that’s why we worked so hard in January and February to arrive at a negotiated settlement. The Court’s rejection of that proposed plea agreement in March created an unexpected barrier to our efforts to resolve the case. Today, the judge has accepted our evaluation of the evidence in the case and dismissed the two murder charges to match the evidence in the case.”

Attorneys on both sides will return to court Thursday to continue proceedings in this case.

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