Ex-Your Black Muslim Bakery leader guilty of murder
The former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery was convicted today of three counts of first-degree murder for ordering the slayings of Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey and two other men, capping a high-profile trial that was closely watched by journalists and First Amendment advocates.
An Alameda County Superior Court jury convicted Yusuf Bey IV, 25, after deliberating in Oakland since May 23.
A second defendant, former bakery associate Antoine Mackey, 25, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2007 killings of Bailey and Michael Wills, 36. The jury split on a third count involving the 2007 slaying of Odell Roberson Jr. 31, , and Judge Thomas Reardon declared a mistrial.
Both Bey and Mackey face sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.