Oakland Man Charged With Killing His Mother and Attempting To Murder Two Others In Berkeley Hills

Oakland, CA. September 27, 2023 – District Attorney Pamela Price’s Office has charged Jonah Jeremiah Roper, 36, with murder and eight other felony counts, including attempted murder, first-degree residential burglary, second-degree commercial burglary, evading an officer and receiving stolen property.

According to the Oakland Police Department on September 23, 2023, the evidence shows Jonah Roper stabbed his mother several times at her home on Overlook Drive in Berkeley. When his mother’s fiancée tried to intervene, Roper also attacked him with the knife. The injured fiancée went to a neighbor’s house and tried to hide. Police say Roper then broke into that home, stabbed one of the women who had helped hide the fiancée, stole some car keys, sped away in a stolen car, and led police on a chase before he was arrested.

If convicted on all charges, Jonah Roper could face 44 years to life in prison.


## Contact: Public Information Officer Patti Lee, patti.lee@acgov.org // 628-249-1288 

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