February 2016

People v Leonard Charles Jones Feb 24, 2016

On February 23, 2016, a jury found defendant Leonard Charles Jones guilty of attempted murder, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On June 16, 2013, around 9:30 pm, Gbessaykai Massaquoi was dropping off his friend, Patience Tamba, at her apartment in San Leandro with three of his friends. Ms Tamba exited the vehicle and was followed back towards her apartment by Defendant Jones.

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People v Duane Alan Nailor Feb 10, 2016

On February 8, 2016, a jury convicted Duane Alan Nailor of attempted voluntary manslaughter, mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon, and evasion of a peace officer.

On October 23, 2013, at approximately 12:30 am, victim Shawn Bradford and his friend Deshaun Montgomery waited for a bus at the corner of Center Street and Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. Defendant Nailor approached the intersection in his SUV, and the two men asked him for a cigarette. Defendant Nailor responded by asking them if they liked wearing panties.

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