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POSTED June 18, 2012 7:52 p.m.

Appeals court overturns defendant's release

RICHMOND  (AP) — An appeals court has overturned a judge's decision to release a defendant in a Richmond sting operation on the condition that he write book reports.

The Ninth District Court of Appeals in San Francisco said there were significant findings in favor of keeping 23-year-old Otis Mobley behind bars while he awaits trial.

The decision overturned a May ruling by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. Rogers ordered Mobley's release on the grounds that he spend an hour every day on books and at least a half an hour writing..

Mobley and two others are accused of trying to rob undercover federal agents in Richmond after arranging to sell them a grenade launcher.


Man wounded in Oakland freeway shooting

OAKLAND  (AP) — Authorities say a 26-year-old man was in grave condition after he was shot on Interstate 580 in Oakland.

The shooting occurred around 10:53 p.m. Sunday while the man was driving in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near the Fruitvale Avenue off ramp. His brother was a passenger in the car but was not hurt.

The two had visited another family member and were only a few miles from home when police said someone began shooting from another vehicle.


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