More information uncovered in Bailey case

March 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The ABC7 I-Team has obtained new information in the Chauncey Bailey murder investigation and it is information that could lead to another arrest.

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Bailey was the editor of the Oakland Post, gunned down in August 2007 while investigating Your Black Muslim Bakery.

An investigator with the Alameda County D.A.'s Office interviewed a confidential informant who said Yusef Bey IV, the head of the bakery, ordered that Bailey be "taken out" to prevent information the reporter uncovered about the bakery's finance's from coming out.

Bey IV has always denied having anything to do with Bailey's murder. Bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard confessed to gunning down the journalist, but then recanted.

The informant says Bey IV said he had to "sacrifice a soldier" -- meaning Broussard -- to protect the bakery.

This new information could lead to new charges against Bey IV who's being held on an unrelated kidnap and torture case.

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