People v Stephon Lee and Mario Floyd

On September 15, 2016, a jury found Defendant Stephon Lee and Defendant Mario Mady Floyd convicted of felony murder with special circumstance findings related to the robbery of Ms. Salamon.

On July 24, 2013, Oakland anti-crime activist and neighborhood dog walker, Judy Salamon, was shot in the 2400 block of Fern Street in Oakland. Moments before her murder, Defendants Stephon Lee and Mario Floyd observed Ms. Salamon using her cell phone to record them. Defendant Floyd approached Ms. Salamon and attempted to take her phone, but Ms. Salamon resisted. Defendant Lee then approached Ms. Salamon and shot her.

Both defendants then began to leave the area in the car they had driven, but made a u-turn partway up the block and returned to the area of Ms. Salamon’s car. Defendant Floyd once again approached the now-dying Ms. Salamon and stole her cell phone. Various residents from the neighborhood witnessed different portions of the interaction.

Defendant Stephon Lee and Defendant Mario Floyd will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in October 2016.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Butch Ford with assistance from DA Inspector Cesar Basa and Victim-Witness Advocate Marina Hammergren.

(Docket #176746)

Posted on Sep 30, 2016