Historic Collaboration of Journalists Report That New Charges Will Be Filed in the Murder of Chauncey Bailey
Chauncey Bailey Project Breaks News of Additional Charges in the Controversial Murder Case
A trio of CBP investigative reporters wrote that Devaughndre Broussard, who confessed to killing Mr. Bailey and later recanted, has signed an agreement to testify that Bey IV ordered the hit to silence the journalist and that
Today’s story was another in a series of accomplishments by the CBP, a collaboration of journalists, media outlets and media-related organizations that have steadfastly investigated Mr. Bailey’s death over the last 18 months, seeking to bring his killers to justice.
In previous stories, CBP reporters uncovered serious problems with the
“The outstanding work by the Chauncey Bailey Project demonstrates that journalists will not stand by and allow the media to be intimidated by ruthless violence,” said
Clearly, today’s story shows that the expanded investigation sparked by CBP reporting has also led authorities to resolve other murder cases linked to those allegedly involved in Mr. Bailey’s murder.
CBP reported today that charges are also likely in two other 2007 killings. Mr. Broussard is expected to admit killing
In exchange for his testimony, Mr. Broussard would plead guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter and receive a set sentence of between 20 and 30 years, according to the CBP reporting. Mr. Broussard would also admit to killing Mr. Roberson at Bey IV’s order. Mr. Roberson was the uncle of
“When the Chauncey Bailey Project was conceived, we came together to show that when a journalist is murdered because of their work, other journalists will come forward and seek to ensure that those responsible are held accountable,” said
Other project partners include: Bay Area Black Journalists Association, The Oakland Tribune and
“Our stories are truly historic accomplishments,” said Ms. Maynard, who has helped organize CBP. “There have been other collaborations after attempts to intimidate journalists. But none have been as broad-based as the CBP, and none have had to conduct their work while media outlets, especially newspapers, are in dire financial shape. I am extremely proud of those who have contributed to the success of this project. ”
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