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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man held to answer in Berkeley murder, carjacking case

A 20-year-old man accused of murder with special circumstances was ordered Wednesday morning by an Alameda County Superior Court judge to face nearly all of the charges filed against him as the case moves ahead to trial.

Judge Rhonda Burgess dismissed one count and one special circumstance related to rape allegations, and said the prosecution had not presented sufficient evidence to support those charges.

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Authorities: Man admitted to killing, tried to bargain with God, in secret recording by Berkeley police

After her death, a tree outside the Berkeley Zen Center, across the street from where she was fatally stabbed, became a memorial to Nancy McClellan. Photo: Emilie Raguso After her death, a tree outside the Berkeley Zen Center, across the street from where she was fatally stabbed, became a memorial to Nancy McClellan. Photo: Emilie Raguso Left alone in […]

Posted inCrime

Two years after the shooting of Pamula Mullins, Berkeley police are still looking for clues to her killing

Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Pamula Mullins. Photo: courtesy Mullins’ family Cathy White has never forgotten the last phone conversation she had with her younger sister, Pamula Mullins. It was the evening of Dec. 4, 2012. The two sisters were discussing what each would make for Christmas dinner. Mullins offered to make her “messy” salad […]

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San Leandro man to face murder, gang charges after 2013 Berkeley killing

Photo: Krishna Ferreira, via Facebook Update: On April 14, 2017, Krishna Ferreira was convicted of voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to serve his time in San Quentin State Prison and will be eligible for parole in August 2025, according to prison records online. Original story: A 24-year-old San Leandro man […]