The Border Patrol arrested Kevin Alvarado in late July and sent him back to Alameda County to face murder charges.
Questions remain 10 years after unsolved Berkeley homicide
The 35-year-old Chilean was gunned down by two men who tried to rob him. There’s a $50,000 reward for information that leads to his killers.
7 years after Fito Celedón was killed, his fiancée still honors his memory
Amber Nelson has planted a garden, created a street mosaic, traveled throughout Brazil, married and had a child in the seven years since her fiancée was murdered in Berkeley.
Convicted killer sentenced to 118 years to life
Yellow tags marked the location of evidence at the 2010 shooting on Sacramento Street that killed Gary Ferguson Jr. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson has denied a defense motion for a new trial and sentenced Brandon Wallace, 27, to 118 years to life in prison for a 2010 shooting in […]
Sentencing postponed again in Berkeley murder; convicted accomplice disputes identity of killer
Yellow tags marked the location of evidence at the 2010 shooting scene. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]
Wallace found guilty in 2010 Berkeley murder
Yellow tags marked the location of evidence at the 2010 shooting scene. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]
Jury deliberations begin in 2010 Berkeley murder case
There was drama, intrigue and tears at the trial this week for the cold-blooded murder in South Berkeley of Gary Ferguson.
Defense attorney: Berkeley detectives ‘rushed to judgment’ in murder case arrest
Yellow tags marked the location of evidence at the 2010 shooting scene. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]
Berkeley man takes plea deal in 2010 murder case
Carroll, seen here in jail, in 2011. His social media accounts have remained active during his incarceration. Photo: Coleon Carroll/FB 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 […]
Two years on, no leads on random Berkeley murder
Adolfo Ignacio Celedon Bravo, who was murdered in Berkeley on his 35th birthday two years ago today It was two years ago today that Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo, known to his friends as Fito, was gunned down while walking with his fiancée, Amber Nelson, near Ashby BART station, and the police are no further forward in finding his […]
Murder victim’s family visits Berkeley looking for answers
One year after Fito Celedón’s brutal murder in Berkeley, his family hopes for new information that could lead to an arrest.
Reward grows for information about killers of Chilean man
Adolfo Ignacio Celedon. Photo courtesy of the Celedon family The reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the men who killed Adolfo Ignacio Celedón has increased to $20,000, thanks to a new donation made by the Chilean government. Celedón was killed 10 months ago on Sept. 12, 2010, at the intersection of Adeline […]