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Mentally ill man who killed Peter Cukor of Berkeley is committed to Napa State Hospital for 33 years to life

Andrea Cukor, whose husband Peter Cukor was killed by a mentally ill man in 2012, speaks to reporters after the sentencing. Behind her, her son Alexander Cukor listens to her comments. Photo: Melati Citrawireja Andrea Cukor, whose husband Peter Cukor was killed by a mentally ill man in 2012, speaks to reporters after the sentencing. Behind her, […]

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Two years after the shooting of Pamula Mullins, Berkeley police are still looking for clues to her killing

Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Cathy White has never forgotten the last phone conversation she had with her younger sister, Pamula Mullins. It was the evening of Dec. 4, 2012. The two sisters were discussing what each would make for Christmas dinner. Mullins offered to make her “messy” salad […]

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Berkeley woman to push for stiffer outcomes in justice system after brutal stabbing murder of daughter

Jessica Kingeter, left, with cousin Cindy Burgos. Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Burgos The Berkeley man convicted in the murder of a young woman he had met only hours earlier, in December 2012, is now facing 25 years to life in prison. A jury found 36-year-old Jamaal Anthony Prince guilty of first-degree murder just before noon Thursday in the slashing […]

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Jury deliberations begin in killing of Berkeley woman

Jennifer “Jessica” Kingeter would have been 28 on Jan. 15, 2014. Photo: Rebecca Tolman Jennifer “Jessica” Kingeter would have been 28 on Jan. 15, 2014. Photo: Rebecca Tolman Update, July 10, 12:06 p.m.: Just before noon, the jury returned a first-degree murder verdict, according to the Alameda County district attorney’s office. A sentencing date has not […]

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Trial begins in stabbing death of Berkeley woman

Jamaal Prince, via Facebook The trial of a Berkeley man accused of stabbing to death a 26-year-old woman in late 2012 began Wednesday morning in Oakland Superior Court. Wednesday afternoon, a key witness for the prosecution failed to appear, and Judge Jon Rolefson issued a warrant for his arrest. If Julius Johnson cannot be found, the prosecution plans to read his […]

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On murdered woman’s birthday, alleged killer ordered to face charges

Jennifer “Jessica” Kingeter would have been 28 on Jan. 15, 2014. Photo: Rebecca Tolman A Berkeley man accused of a brutal stabbing in late 2012, which killed a local Laney College student and hairstylist, has been ordered to face the murder charges brought against him by the Alameda County district attorney’s office. Jamaal Prince, 35, […]