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Berkeley teen, recent grad, shot to death in Oakland

Ayana Dominguez (right) at a Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) graduation program June 6 with her counselor Jamee Harris. Photo: BYA Ayana Dominguez (right) at a Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) graduation program June 6 with her counselor Jamee Harris. Photo: BYA Ayana Dominguez, an aspiring hairstylist and 18-year-old recent graduate of Berkeley Technical Academy, was gunned down last week […]

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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, […]

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Shattuck Avenue police action ties up traffic in Berkeley

Oakland Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson briefs the media at the scene of Friday’s police operation. Photo: Emilie Raguso Oakland Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson briefs the media at the scene of Friday’s police operation. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, 7:40 p.m. KGO-TV reported just before 7 p.m. that police had “stormed the building” where the suspect […]