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Sentencing postponed again in Berkeley murder; convicted accomplice disputes identity of killer

The attorney for a 27-year-old man found guilty earlier this year of a 2010 murder in Berkeley has filed a motion for retrial and plans to bring in new testimony from a convicted accomplice in the case to dispute her client’s guilt. Coleon Carroll entered a no contest plea for voluntary manslaughter in February after authorities identified him as the […]

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Wallace found guilty in 2010 Berkeley murder

After less than two full days of deliberation, an Alameda County Superior Court jury found Brandon Wallace guilty Monday morning of first-degree murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in a 2010 Berkeley double shooting that has been slow to work its way through the system. The guilty verdict means Wallace, 26, could face more […]

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Defense attorney: Berkeley detectives ‘rushed to judgment’ in murder case arrest

A Berkeley murder trial launched Monday morning with the attorney for defendant Brandon Wallace arguing that investigators were too quick to zero in on him when he showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound after a fatal shooting on Sacramento Street in 2010. During the incident, one of two assailants appears to get shot from […]

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Berkeley man takes plea deal in 2010 murder case

One of two men charged in a fatal shooting in 2010 outside a Berkeley barbershop, which left a second man critically injured, entered a no contest plea this week in connection with a lesser charge just before the case was slated to head to trial. Coleon Lee Carroll took the voluntary manslaughter plea as he and co-defendant Brandon Wallace, both […]

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1 held to answer in murder of ‘Lil Tone’

Anthony Medearis’ aunt wore a lanyard and memorial photograph of her nephew to court over the past week. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, Jan. 17: Berkeleyside has been informed by a relative of murder victim Anthony Medearis III that the Alameda County district attorney’s office plans to seek the death penalty in the case against Darnell Williams Jr. […]