People v Kenyus Deshon Walker

On July 9, 2014, a jury convicted Kenyus Deshon Walker of first degree murder and personal and intentional discharge of a firearm causing death. On September 25, 2012, the victim, Billy Brooks Jr., 39, and a companion went to a known drug house on 80th Avenue to buy some heroin. The defendant, the enforcer of the house, answered the door with a shotgun in his hand. The victim walked past him into the dining room, brushing him off dismissively and then began to announce himself in the house. After an exchange of words, the defendant took the safety off the gun and shot the victim in the neck, killing him instantly. After the shot, five other individuals inside the house came into the dining room and saw the defendant holding a shotgun. The defendant left the house on foot and the remaining witnesses decided to wrap the victim in tarp and move his body. On October 7, 2012, the victim was found shot to death inside an abandoned car on the 2400 block of Ritchie Street in Oakland. Neighbors reported a strong odor coming from the abandoned car. The victim’s decomposed body was found in the back seat of the car wrapped in a tarp and cloth. The case was prosecuted by DDA Glenn Kim with assistance from DA Inspector Gus Galindo.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014