Young Man Charged with Double Murder and Facing Life in Prison Secures Favorable Deal

In September 2015, two young men were gunned down in East Oakland.  Nearby surveillance video showed the 16-year-old client running from the shooting and entering an apartment. That apartment was soon searched by law enforcement and a firearm was discovered in a backpack belonging to the client.  He was charged with two counts of special circumstance murder, meaning that the client was facing a life sentence without the possibility of parole.  After Jared Winter’s extensive investigation, exhaustive motion practice and lengthy negotiation, Mr. Winter was able to settle his client’s case under terms making the client eligible for parole in only 8 years.

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