Johannes Mehserle Sentence: 2 Years in Prison, Probation

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DON'T MISS Johannes Mehserle Verdict: Involuntary ManslaughterOscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Pictures (Funeral) Johannes Mehserle was given a 2-year jail sentence this afternoon after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland.  He will receive credit for 146 days in prison already served, then will get probation. Judge Perry came back with the sentence after lengthy jury deliberation beginning...Read Full Story

Mehserle Sentencing Today

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DON'T MISS Johannes Mehserle Verdict: Involuntary ManslaughterOscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Pictures (Funeral) Johannes Mehserle, the man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a man named Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland, will be sentenced today. Judge Perry is expected to come back with the sentence momentarily, and Mehserle could face up to as many as 10 years in prison -- if a gun-enhancement conviction is included...Read Full Story

BART Police Officer is Guilty

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DON'T MISS Oscar Grant, Guilty Verdict Johannes Mehserle Video Oscar Grant Pictures: Funeral The Oscar Grant verdict was delivered today. BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. This isn't what many demonstrators had hoped for.  Many wanted to see Mehserle face second degree murder consequences. Mehserle was found not guilty on two other counts.  one for second degree murder and one for voluntary manslaughter.Immediately following the trial...Read Full Story

Johannes Mehserle Guilty

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Johannes Mehserle, the BART police officer who shot and killed a man named Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009, was charged with involuntary manslaughter today. The case was a highly controversial one, and many people were hoping for a stronger murder charge. Mehserle claimed he was going for his taser, not his gun, when he shot the man once in the back. Mehserle faced first-degree murder charges, but last week a judge took that charge off the table. Oakland, Calif. residents have been...Read Full Story

Johannes Mehserle Video

By Deena Bustillo on
DON'T MISS Johannes Mehserle Verdict: Involuntary ManslaughterOscar Grant, Guilty VerdictOscar Grant Pictures (Funeral) Johannes Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter today for shooting and killing a man named Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009 at a BART station in Oakland, Calif. He will be sentenced in August, and could serve anywhere from 2-8 years in prison, according to preliminary reports. Mehserle faced first-degree murder charges, but last week a judge took that...Read Full Story
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