Two recent felony verdicts:
People v. Michael Brown
On December 5, 2018, a jury convicted defendant Michael Brown of a felony sexual assault for forcing victim Jane Doe to orally copulate him against her will using force, violence and fear of immediate bodily injury.
On August 7, 2018, Defendant Brown, 51, picked up 18-year-old Jane Doe from a location in Oakland, CA, with the understanding that they would engage in acts of prostitution. Instead of the interaction being a commercial and consensual one, Defendant Brown physically assaulted Jane Doe, threatened her, and humiliated her for more than 3 hours.
After the sexual assault, Jane Doe immediately reported to two of her female friends and called the police. Jane Doe had a physical injury to the inside of her mouth consistent with the sexual assault. DNA from Jane Doe’s left breast came back to a match to the Defendant Brown. Additionally, Defendant Brown sent text messages to Jane Doe after the assault, reiterating some of his prior threats as well as alluding to what he had done to her.
Defendant Michael Brown is scheduled to be sentenced January 4, 2019.
The case was prosecuted by DDA Charly Weissenbach, with assistance by Inspector Brian Delahunty and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.
Posted on Dec 7, 2018
People v. Jubalani Williams
On December 12, 2018, a jury convicted Jabulani Williams of first degree premeditated murder and found true the allegation that Defendant used a deadly weapon, a knife, in connection with the November 21, 2013, murder of Casey Walker.
On November 21, 2013, Williams was tipped off that Casey Walker, a man with whom Williams had had an argument approximately three weeks prior, had been seen in the neighborhood. Williams immediately set off to find Walker, and located Walker two blocks away in a business on 73rd Avenue in East Oakland. Williams entered the business, stabbed Casey Walker fatally in the abdomen, and fled the scene.
Williams was identified by multiple individuals who were present in the neighborhood at the time of the murder, as well as an employee at the business.
Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15, 2019.
The case was prosecuted by DDA John Ullom, with assistance from District Attorney's Inspectors Joseph McNiff and James Morris, and Victim Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.