A former bakery handyman has pleaded guilty to killing two men, including an Oakland journalist who was writing about the bakery's finances.
Twenty-one-year-old Devaughndre Broussard entered his plea Thursday to two counts of voluntary manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors. Broussard admitted to fatally shooting Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey in August 2007 and another man the same year.
Under terms of the deal, Broussard will be sentenced to 25 years in prison. In exchange, he agreed to testify before a grand jury against Yusuf Bey IV, the leader of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery who allegedly ordered the killings, and another bakery associate, Antoine Mackey.
Both are scheduled to enter pleas to murder charges on May 13.