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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 […]

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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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Update: Shooting sends Berkeley man to hospital

There have been at least five shootings in Berkeley resulting in injuries this year. Image: Google maps One person in South Berkeley was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Sunday night, according to unconfirmed police scanner recordings. According to scanner traffic, several callers reported the sound of numerous gunshots near Sacramento […]

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Shooting on Dohr Street in Berkeley sends man to hospital

Police have not released any suspect information from a shooting near San Pablo Park on Monday night. Image: Google Maps A 20-year-old Berkeley man was shot near Sacramento and Ward streets on Monday night, police said Wednesday afternoon. Monday at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department responded to the area of Oregon and Dohr streets following […]

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Sacramento Street neighbors reel from latest shooting

Yellow police tape marks the spot where a woman was shot and killed while riding her bicycle on Tuesday night. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update, 6:44 p.m.: The Berkeley Police Department has confirmed the identity of shooting victim Pamela Mullins, 50, of Berkeley. Mullins was killed in the 2700 block of Sacramento Street. According to a written statement […]