Suspect in North Berkeley homicide has criminal record, history of mental illness

Daniel Dewitt was ruled mentally incompetent Thursday.

Daniel Dewitt, who has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in North Berkeley this weekend, has a criminal past and a history of mental illness, documents show. On Saturday at about 8:45 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department received a call reporting a suspicious person possibly trespassing near the
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Wheeler Hall protesters face jail time or community service

The three remaining protesters from the March 2 demonstrations were sentenced Thursday to 90 days in county jail for their involvement in the Wheeler Hall sit-in, a term they will not serve if they complete 120 hours of community service within three years. Michael Veremans, Elizabeth Bamaca and Jason Ozolins
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Five protestors plead no contest, six to face trial

The legal fate of twelve of the arrested protesters from the March budget cut demonstrations have been decided by plea agreements as of Monday. Four of the 17 protesters arrested March 2 in connection with the Wheeler Hall sit-in pleaded no contest Sept. 14  at the Wiley W. Manual Courthouse
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