November 2015

People v Meghan Anne Zato Nov 13, 2015

On November 13, 2015, Defendant Meghan Anne Zato was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon causing brain injury to victim James Roda, two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in the personal infliction of great bodily injury causing coma, as well as an additional count of hit and run.

Shortly after midnight on October 5, 2013, Defendant Zato (who was a law student at the University of California - Hastings College of Law at the time of the offences), was kicked out of the Ruby Room bar in Oakland by bar security due to disruptive and belligerent behavior. Outside the bar, Defendant Zato saw a group of people tagging the Oakland library with graffiti. Defendant Zato confronted the group and an argument ensued. She repeatedly threatened to call the police on them, and a member of the group punched Defendant Zato in the face and took her cell phone.

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People v Leondre Paige Nov 13, 2015

On November 12, 2015, Defendant Leondre Paige was found guilty as charged by a jury of first degree murder with enhancements for the 2011 killing of Daniel Bradford. His co-defendant, Dante Clifton Burch Jnr, pled guilty to murder in October 2015.

Around 3pm on June 14, 2011, Defendant Burch and his girlfriend Alexis Johns approached the victim’s brother, Carlos, at the San Leandro apartment complex where they all lived. Alexis wanted to buy marijuana from Carlos, but he told her that he did not have any to sell. Defendant Burch became upset with Carlos and they began to fight. An unknown person separated them and Defendant Burch vowed to return with his "boys."

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BMT Security Defendants Sentenced Following Guilty Plea Nov 5, 2015

Oakland, CA – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley today announced that defendants Dahood Bey and Rory Parker were sentenced, following their October 7, 2015, guilty pleas to multiple felony counts including grand theft, filing false documents, tax evasion and conspiracy.

Dahood Bey pled no contest to 21 felonies and was sentenced today to serve five years in state prison. His mother, Rory Parker, pled no contest to five felonies and received credit for 235 days already served in County Jail and five years felony probation. Their codefendants, Dahood Bey’s wives Jameelah Bey and Qadirah Bey, along with Basheer Muhammad, Billie Poindexter and Ira Dickerson, all entered no contest pleas in this case at earlier court appearances and are expected to be sentenced next month.

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People v Robert Grandville Kelso Nov 4, 2015

On October 28, 2015, a jury found Robert Grandville Kelso guilty of attempted contacting a minor with intent to commit sex crime, of attempted sending harmful matter to a minor and of attempted arranging sexual meeting with a minor.

On April 24, 2014, Defendant posted an ad on Craigslist to meet a young female. Detective Lydon with the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office, in an undercover capacity, responded as a 14 year old female. Their email exchange lasted seven days. The defendant sent sexually explicit and obscene emails during this period.

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People v Manuel Trujillo and Mohammed Khan Nov 4, 2015

On October 19, 2015, Defendants Manuel Trujillo and Mohammed Zarin Kahn were convicted of first degree murder for the killing of Francisco Lopez in February 2010. The jury also returned guilty verdicts for the attempted voluntary manslaughter of Fernando Lopez.

On February 26, 2010, brothers Francisco and Fernando Lopez broke into a home in Hayward that was operating illegally as a marijuana grow. The house was being guarded by two men as well as two large pit bulls. Francisco and Fernando were immediately apprehended by the guards who held the brothers at gunpoint.

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