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Chauncey Bailey Murder Trial May Leave Bay Area



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    This week an East Bay judge is supposed to decide whether to move a high profile murder case out of the Bay Area.

    Defense lawyers in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial say they won't be able to find an impartial jury in the East Bay because of what they call relentless negative news coverage.

    It was August 2, 2007 when Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey  was shot and killed on his way to work at the Oakland Post. Witnesses said someone wearing a ski mask shot him in broad daylight on a street corner downtown during the morning rush hour. 

    Yusef Bey IV is accused of ordering the investigative journalist's killing. Bey is the former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland.

    Bailey was working on a story about the bakery's finances at the time.