May 2016

People v Thiago DeFreitas May 17, 2016

On May 16, 2016, a jury found defendant Thiago DeFreitas guilty of a felony count of hit and run causing injury, and a felony count of evading the police.

On December 11, 2011, Defendant DeFreitas, along with a woman and three other men, drove from the East Bay to a night club in San Francisco. All were consuming alcohol. After the club closed around 2 am, Defendant DeFreitas drove the group in his BMW back across the Bay Bridge and onto Highway 80.

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People v Diantay Powell May 13, 2016

On May 12, 2016, Diantay Powell was convicted of the first degree murder of 16-year-old Bobbie Sartain and second degree murder of 15-year-old Raquel Gerstel.

In early morning hours of November 25, 2012 – Thanksgiving weekend - the two victims, Defendant Powell, and two other young men had been socializing in a car driven by one of the other men. Defendant Powell took a phone call from his girlfriend. When he hung up, he told the victims to get out of the car because the girlfriend would be coming to get him.

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People v Namon Taylor May 2, 2016

On April 27, 2016, defendant Namon Taylor was convicted of two counts of second degree robbery, and possession of firearm by a felon with priors.

Between May 2015 and November 2015 Defendant Namon Taylor and his former co-defendant, Lacarl Dow, were being investigated for a series of robberies that had occurred at convenience stores in counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In Alameda County, Defendant Taylor committed two convenience store robberies on October 21 and November 19, 2015.

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