Parolee Charged In Oakland Boy’s Murder Makes Brief Court Appearance

OAKLAND (CBS 5) — A brief court appearance occurred Friday for a 26-year-old alleged gang member accused in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 3-year-old Oakland boy, while family members maintained the man’s innocence.

The case against Lawrence Denard was continued until Aug. 29 in Alameda County Superior Court. He was charged Thursday with murder in the shooting death of Carlos Nava.

The convicted felon and parolee did not enter a plea during Friday’s brief court appearance.

Denard is also charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

carlos fernandez nava Parolee Charged In Oakland Boys Murder Makes Brief Court Appearance

Oakland shooting victim Carlos Fernandez Nava (Nava Family)

The boy was killed Monday while he was with his parents outside a pizzeria and grocery store when shots were fired from a car. Denard is alleged to have been the gunman.

Police said the shooting was gang-related as two men who were the intended targets were also wounded.

Denard’s family members showed up at court Friday to show support for him. Relatives denied he has any involvement in gang activities and also threatened to sue the Oakland Police Department for false arrest.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

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  1. j says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.

    The FBI and DEA had been using gang members to help with their stealing and harassing suspects.

    1. jim Bob Duggar says:

      Just because you are a registered democrat and take no responsibility for anything…including what normal people call gang activity does mean it was law enforcement. Instead of shooting people you don’t like, get a job, and let the courts handle these matters. The ultimate fate is in the hands of a jury. Get a job and leave the democratic party, and see how much better life really is when you don’t blame others for everything and depend on them for everything, although it would be nice to be lazy and shoot people all day, I am happier working and giving some money to you while I have leftover to take care of my family honorably!

  2. Oakland Stinks! says:

    The women of Oakland should be paid not to have babies.

  3. blank says:

    I’ve seen many horrible crimes in the news. However, when the perpetrator is white, the comments say many bad things about the person, but nothing pertaining to their race. When the perpetrator is black, everything staid about them is tied to their race. Anyone want to chime in on why?

  4. MB says:

    ALL ILLEGAL MEXICANS GET THE HELL OUT THE USA AND NEVER EVER COME BACK YOU ARE CREATING GHETTOES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS CRIME AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT PERTAINS TO BAD GET THE HELL OUT AND NEVER COME BACK

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