Felony Verdicts

People v. Dennis Ray Eagle May 15, 2019

A jury has found Dennis Ray Eagle guilty of 1st degree murder in the October 28, 1979 death of Betty Jean Elias. The defendant was also found guilty of the alleged special circumstance of rape in the commission of that murder. Ms. Elias was found dead in her hotel room on San Pablo Ave. in Oakland. She had been violently beaten, she had defensive wounds on her hands, and the coroner determined she had been strangled to death.

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People v. Kawan Hardy May 15, 2019

On May 6, 2019 a jury convicted Kawan Hardy of assault with a semi-automatic firearm with intentional discharge, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and additional gun possession charges. On September 14 of 2018, Mr. Hardy ran into the busy intersection of 90th Avenue and Olive Street in Oakland where he fired his gun at a car driving by. This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney William Layne along with the assistance of Inspector Caesar Basa. Kawan Hardy is scheduled for sentencing on June 10, 2019 in Department 3.

People v. Follings & Mendoza May 10, 2019

On May 9, 2019, a jury found defendant Brandon Follings and Pablo Mendoza guilty of first degree murder, gang and gun allegations, with special circumstances of the murder of a witness, Daniel Deltoro.

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People v. Fareed Traylor May 6, 2019

On May 2, 2019 a jury convicted Fareed Traylor of four counts of Oral Copulation with a Child 10 and Under, one count of Sexual Intercourse with a Child 10 and Under, one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Acts of a Child Age 14. The defendant sexually assaulted Jane Doe from the time she was 7 through 14. The sexual assaults occurred on a weekly basis as the defendant and Jane Doe moved to different cities including Oakland, San Leandro and Hayward.

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People v. LaRay Nelson Apr 24, 2019

On April 23, 2019, LaRay Nelson was convicted after jury trial of stalking, criminal threats, child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and multiple restraining order violations. Defendant stalked his ex-wife for over two years, committing numerous restraining order violations and threatening the victim and her family. In one incident, defendant threatened and attacked his ex-wife in her car with her 8 year old great-granddaughter in the back seat of the car. The case was prosecuted by DDA Jason Sjoberg. Inspector Guillermo Alcaraz and Victim Witness Dena Aindow assisted.

People v. Damien Robinson Apr 10, 2019

On April 9, 2019, a jury convicted Defendant, Damien Robinson, of two counts of second degree murder, and one count of voluntary manslaughter. Defendant Robinson was convicted of 2nd degree murder with an allegation of the use of a firearm causing death in the shooting death of his father, Darryl Robinson. Defendant was convicted of 2nd degree murder with an allegation of the use of a firearm causing death in the shooting death of Benjamin Williams. Defendant was convicted of voluntary manslaughter with an allegation of the use of a firearm in the shooting death of Raymond Garza. Defendant was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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People v. Shiheim Johnson Mar 18, 2019

On March 13, 2019, a jury convicted defendant Shiheim Johnson of first degree murder with a personal use of a firearm, robbery with use of a firearm, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm. On December 20, 2015, defendant and a juvenile co-participant agreed to sell a gun to the deceased victim and his cousin.

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People v. Wilson, Samad, McFadden, Terrell Feb 15, 2019

On February 6, 2019, a jury convicted defendants Anthony Wilson, Aoderi Samad, Derrick McFadden, and Tyrone Terrell for the killing of Anthony Stevens. Wilson and Terrell were convicted of second-degree murder, Samad was convicted of first-degree murder, and McFadden was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

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People v Bostyon Johnson Feb 6, 2019

On January 25, 2019, an Alameda County jury found defendant Bostyon Johnson guilty of 12 counts of child sexual assault. The conduct occurred from 2000-2012. Three young victims were sexually assaulted as children. The first victim was sexually assaulted beginning in the third or fourth grade and the crimes ceased when she was in high school. A second victim was sexually assaulted beginning when he was approximately 8 or 9 years old, and the third victim was sexually assaulted by the defendant when she was 12 years old. The case was prosecuted by DDA Peter McGuiness with the assistance of DA Inspector Veronica Ibarra.


People v James Amos Feb 4, 2019

January 24, 2019 a jury deliberated for two and a half hours before finding James Amos guilty of first degree murder in the brazen shooting death of Jeffrey Duckett at the Jack in the Box on 24th and International in Oakland, CA. The murder occurred on October 3, 2017 when the victim, Mr. Duckett went to meet his cousin, the defendant, at the church where the defendant volunteered. Mr. Duckett went to the Jack in the Box to get food while he waited for his cousin.

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