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Teen charged with journalist's slaying

August 08, 2007|From Staff and Wire Reports

A 19-year-old handyman was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a journalist who was investigating the troubled finances of the teenager's workplace.

Devaughndre Broussard, who worked at Your Black Muslim Bakery, appeared in Alameda County Superior Court on charges that he gunned down Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey last week. Broussard's arraignment was postponed until Monday so that he could get a defense attorney.

Broussard was one of several people arrested Friday in raids on the bakery and related locations. Oakland Police Assistant Chief Howard Jordan said earlier that Broussard confessed to the killing, saying he was upset that Bailey was investigating the bakery's finances.

Bailey, 57, worked for the Oakland Tribune for more than a decade before becoming editor of the Post, a weekly newspaper geared toward the Bay Area black community, earlier this year.

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