Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bey gets life without parole in Bailey murder

Yusuf Bey IV was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for ordering the killing of three men, including Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey, who was working on a story about the financial troubles of Bey’s Your Black Muslim Bakery.

As the AP notes, Bailey was the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil for reporting story in nearly two decades.

Bailey, 57, was gunned down in broad daylight in downtown Oakland while walking to the newspaper in 2007. Co-defendant Antoine Mackey, also 25, a bakery supervisor, was sentenced to two life terms in prison for the murders of Bailey and Michael Wills, who was shot and killed in a separate incident.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you have to wonder why this was below the fold in both the chronicle and tribune