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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Witnesses to fatal Berkeley attack did not see killer’s face

An Alameda County Superior Court judge is expected to decide this week whether the case against a former Berkeley Technology Academy student charged with murder and other serious crimes will continue on to trial. Kamau Berlin, then 18, was arrested Sept. 19, 2014, after a brief police chase about a block from where 72-year-old Nancy McClellan had been […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Prosecutor: Berkeley killing sparked ‘rampage of violence’ that left little girl dead

The shooter rang the doorbell, then straightened out his arms as he held the pistol in front of him with both hands. He waited for the doorknob to move and heard a little girl ask, “Who is it?” As the knob began to turn, he opened fire, pointing slightly downward. Thirteen bullets pierced the metal security door, scattering […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley mother, daughter charged with physical and financial abuse of elderly relative

A Berkeley mother and daughter are facing two felony counts in Alameda County Superior Court after authorities say, over the course of three years, they stole from a nearly 80-year-old relative to pay their bills, and almost killed the woman by failing to keep up with her health needs. Renee Jackson, 54, and her 25-year-old daughter Chanay Jackson […]