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Judge To Hear Perjury Accusations In Yusuf Bey Conviction

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Yusuf Bey IV. (AP)

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OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – An Alameda County judge is scheduled to listen to new motions from the lawyers of two men convicted in the murder of an Oakland journalist.

Judge Thomas Reardon on Friday will listen to arguments that the prosecution’s star witness may have lied on the stand.

devaughndre broussard Judge To Hear Perjury Accusations In Yusuf Bey Conviction

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard (CBS)

Attorney LeRue Grim planned to explain why he told a Bay Area News Group reporter in June that his client Devaughndre Broussard, “may have committed a little bit of fabrication” during his key testimony in the triple murder trial.

Defense lawyers for former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and associate Antoine Mackey filed a motion questioning Grim’s published comments. They have called Broussard a liar.

Bey and Mackey were scheduled to be sentenced Friday for the murders of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and two others in 2007.

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