OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — An Alameda County jury has recessed for the week in the trial of a former Oakland group community leader accused of ordering the murders of three men, including a local journalist.
Jurors on Thursday did not reach a verdict after a third full day of deliberating the fate of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and co-defendant Antoine Mackey.
The seven-woman, five-man jury are scheduled to resume deliberations on Tuesday.
Bey is charged with ordering the killings. Mackey, a former bakery supervisor, is charged with helping kill Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and another man, Odell Roberson. Mackey is also charged with fatally shooting a third man, Michael Wills in 2007.
Bailey’s confessed killer, Devaughndre Broussard, testified that Bey ordered Bailey’s death to stop an investigative story on the bakery’s financial woes and he and Mackey were his hit men.
(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)