SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A Concord man was convicted of masterminding a plan to firebomb the homes of people he had designated as his enemies, authorities announced Friday.
Following a seven-day trial, David Jah, 47, was convicted of conspiring to commit arson with two other defendants, Kristopher Alexis-Clark, 27, of Vallejo, and Dennis Williams, 41, of Fairfield, according to a statement from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Stephanie Hinds.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Dead, Woman Wounded in Friday-Evening Shooting in San Francisco
Both Alexis-Clark and Williams pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme, prosecutors said.
In evidence presented at his trial, Jah had a list of enemies that included two probate attorneys involved in the sale of Jah’s childhood home over his objection; the attorney who prosecuted the forcible detainer action to remove him from that home; the purchaser of that home; Jah’s former neighbor at that home, with whom Jah had had several disagreements; and a San Francisco Deputy City Attorney who represented the San Francisco Police Department in an excessive force lawsuit brought by Jah’s son.READ MORE: Belmont Police Search for Missing Woman and Her 3-Year-Old Son
Prosecutors said that of the six addresses on Jah’s list, four were targeted by a Molotov cocktail attack, and one was targeted in a drive-by shooting.
In October 2018, Jah provided his list of enemies to Alexis-Clark, who recruited Williams to join the firebombing scheme, and according to prosecutors. Alexis-Clark and Williams mistakenly firebombed the next-door neighbor of one of the intended victims on October 21, 2018.
After the three co-conspirators met later that month in at a Pacheco casino to discuss further plans, on November 3, 2018, Alexis-Clark and Williams firebombed the homes of two more victims, prosecutors said.MORE NEWS: Grass Fire That Burned 15 Acres on Altamont Pass Slows Traffic for Hours
Following his conviction, Jah faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, along with a $250,000 fine. Jah’s sentencing hearing was set for for August 3. A sentencing date has not been set for Alexis-Clark and Williams.