Felony Verdicts

PEOPLE V MICHAEL BRITTON May 18, 2022

On May 11, 2022 a jury found Defendant Michael Britton guilty of the second-degree murder of Omar Abdallah.

On October 9, 2017, a verbal argument broke out between the defendant and Mr. Abdallah in an autobody shop in East Oakland, over a dice game. The defendant drew a gun and held it at his side. Mr. Abdallah, who was unarmed, did not back down and pushed the defendant onto the hood of a car before backing up six feet from him.

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PEOPLE V RICHARD SCOTT May 16, 2022

On May 9, 2022 a jury found Defendant Richard Scott guilty of three counts of felony second degree robbery.

On September 23, 2021 at around 10:45 p.m. the defendant entered the Go Gas and Food gas station at 720 High Street in Oakland and robbed two gas station employees. The robbery was captured on surveillance video. Defendant dropped his debit card during the robbery.

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PEOPLE V BRENTON STUART BOATWRIGHT May 12, 2022

On May 9, 2022 a jury found Defendant Brenton Stuart Boatwright guilty of the second-degree murder of Kaylen Tate, 24, an innocent bystander in a gun battle.

On July 22, 2019 in a residential neighborhood in Oakland, the defendant and a another man, Abdulsatar Muqbel, got into a heated argument. Mr. Tate, who was with the defendant, got in between the two men to try and stop them. They separated and left the area.

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PEOPLE V MARCEL LAVELL PRINCE May 6, 2022

On May 5, 2022, a jury found Defendant Marcel Lavell Prince guilty of the first-degree murder of Edward Williams Jr.

On June 30, 2021, the defendant and Mr. Williams, who are cousins by marriage, were hanging out on the 1400 block of 90th Avenue in Oakland around 11 p.m. Mr. Williams’ girlfriend was in the front passenger seat of his car.

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PEOPLE V GARCIA Apr 1, 2022

On March 16, 2022, a jury found defendant Raul Pinzon Garcia guilty of allegations of sexual assault against two victims.

The jury found the defendant guilty of sex crimes with a child 10 or under, forcible lewd act upon a child and other related offenses.

Starting from approximately 5 to 6 years old, Jane Doe 1 was molested by her biological father. The defendant committed multiple acts of sexual abuse on her until she was 11-years-old and her mom witnessed one incident of assault. Through tears, Jane Doe 1 explained to her mom what she had been going through at the defendant’s hands.

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PEOPLE V DEMARCO AYERS Mar 23, 2022

On March 18, 2022, a jury found Defendant Demarco Ayers guilty of the continuous sexual abuse of his stepdaughter.

The defendant was convicted of two counts of oral copulation of a child under 10 years old, two counts of lewd conduct with a child under 14 years old, and one count of exhibiting harmful material to a child.

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PEOPLE V MARVEL SALVANT AND MARIA MOORE Feb 9, 2022

On February 7, 2022 a jury found defendant Marvel Salvant and Maria Moore guilty of the first-degree murder with special circumstances of Dominic Sarkar in a murder-for-hire plot.

The jury also found the allegation true that defendant Salvant had personally and intentionally discharged a firearm.

In the early morning of October 8, 2018, Mr. Sarkar was found shot to death while sleeping in his bedroom inside his residence in Fremont. Defendant Moore conspired with Defendant Salvant to murder Mr. Sarkar in order to collect $800,000 in life insurance benefits on his life.

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PEOPLE V WILL WATSON Dec 21, 2021

On Dec. 17, 2021 a jury found defendant Will Watson guilty of the second-degree murder of Gregory Ignacio, Jr. The jury also found true the enhancement for personally and intentionally discharging a firearm causing death to another person.

On September 22, 2016, 19-year-old Gregory Ignacio and some friends purchased marijuana from Jacob Felipe in front of Mr. Felipe’s apartment on Fairview Street in Berkeley. Mr. Ignacio and Mr. Felipe had previously been friends and grew up together on Fairview Street; however, their friendship had ended some time in early 2016 following a dispute over marijuana. During the September 22, 2016 marijuana deal, Mr. Ignacio and Mr. Felipe exchanged words near Mr. Felipe’s driveway. Following that exchange, Mr. Ignacio and his friends walked away from the area. Mr. Felipe returned inside his apartment complex where the defendant, who he knew through marijuana dealing, was waiting for him. Mr. Felipe told the defendant that Mr. Ignacio had “gotten in his face” out on the street. The defendant replied he was going to go “check” Ignacio and “get up on him.”

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PEOPLE V CURTIS STANDLEY Dec 14, 2021

On Dec. 13, 2021, a jury found defendant Curtis Standley guilty of the second-degree murder of Jason Coleman with the use of a firearm.

On September 14, 2017 on 42nd Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, the defendant stole Coleman’s bicycle and began riding away with it. Coleman, along with two other witnesses, chased after the defendant in an attempt to get the bike back. The defendant fell off the bike, allowing for two of the witnesses to catch up.

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PEOPLE V RONYAE HAYWOOD AND ANGEL SHAVERS Dec 2, 2021

On Nov. 30, 2021, defendant Ronyae Haywood was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Duane Henry Palmer Jr and Tyler Dalton Kline.

Defendant Angel Shavers and Haywood were both convicted of offering an assault weapon for sale.

On March 13, 2020 the defendants met with a group of men in San Leandro to sell an assault rifle. The deal for the gun was set up between defendant Shavers and Mr. Palmer. Mr. Palmer had met Shavers in her capacity as a saleswoman for cellphones. Apparently, their interaction with one another quickly progressed into negotiating a purchase and exchange of guns.

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