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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

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 […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

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 […]

Posted inCrime

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 […]

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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 […]