November 23, 1989 |
An Oakland Municipal judge, rejecting a claim of self-defense, ordered Tyrone D. Robinson to stand trial in the Aug. 22 curbside killing of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. The ruling by Judge George Nelson came at Robinson's preliminary hearing, where the alleged prison gang member claimed that he killed Newton in self-defense.
August 26, 1989 |
A man arrested Tuesday night during an unrelated traffic stop has admitted shooting Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton to death during an argument over cocaine, police said Friday night. Investigators said Tyrone Robinson, 25, who has an extensive criminal record that includes a robbery conviction in 1985, killed Newton early Tuesday in an effort to advance his position in the Black Guerrilla Family, a narcotics distribution gang.
December 5, 1991 |
A judge ordered Tyrone Robinson to serve the maximum sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of Huey Newton, saying that Robinson's extensive criminal record "indicates a pattern of violent behavior." Robinson, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder in October. Newton, 47, who founded the Black Panther Party in 1966 with Bobby Seale, was gunned down Aug. 22, 1989, in a pre-dawn slaying in West Oakland.
August 30, 1989
A telephone tip from a woman who identified herself as the alleged assailant's sister led Oakland police to arrest the man they believe killed Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton, the San Francisco Examiner reported. Police records state that Tyrone Robinson, who has been charged with Newton's murder, was arrested after his sister provided officers with leads, the newspaper said. Robinson, a paroled bank robber, is being held without bail in Oakland, officials said.
August 28, 1989 |
Admirers of Huey P. Newton filed slowly though a mortuary Sunday and paid respects to the Black Panther leader slain in a drug-ridden neighborhood. "He instilled the blackness in black," said Norma Corman, 38, one of hundreds of people who waited quietly in a three-block line under sunny skies to attend the daylong public wake for Newton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1998
Minutes after suspected gang members shot and wounded an alleged rival they were chasing down a busy street, police arrested two men Tuesday afternoon while paramedics rushed the victim to a hospital. The 25-year-old victim, whom police did not identify, was shot in the chest and a leg and remained in stable condition Tuesday evening, said Long Beach Police Cpl. Harry Erickson.