In a somewhat dramatic encounter, the Contra Costa Times caught Dalut Bey, the mother of Yusuf Bey IV, on tape yesterday after the verdict convicting her son of first-degree murder in the Chauncey Bailey case.

A cousin and former colleague of Bailey give their reactions as well.

You can also hear the reaction of Gary Sirbu, the defense attorney of convicted co-defendant Antoine Mackey, here. Sirbu called Mackey “courageous and likeable.”

Video: Mother of Yusuf Bey IV; Chauncey Bailey Cousin and Colleague React to Guilty Verdict 10 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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