Others involved in Oakland editor killing

Aug. 7, 2007 at 4:06 PM
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OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Oakland, Calif., say the 19-year-old bakery handyman charged with killing a newspaper editor was part of a conspiracy.

Devaughndre Broussard was expected to be formally charged Tuesday with the murder of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Bailey was gunned down Thursday as he walked to his office at the community newspaper.

Investigators say that Broussard has admitted shooting Bailey.

"We don't believe he worked on his own, and I can't get into specifics," Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan said. "We're still trying to investigate how the plan was developed and who was involved in the plan."

Bailey was allegedly killed because he was working on an investigative story on Your Black Muslim Bakery, founded by the late Yusuf Bey. Bey, who died in 2003, had a network of businesses and ran programs for ex-cons. He won only 5 percent of the vote when he ran for mayor of Oakland and at the time of his death he was charged with having sex with underage women.

A bankruptcy judge ordered the bakery into liquidation on Friday.

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