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Two Men Plead Not Guilty to Murder Charge in Fatal Car Crash Case

Deshon Collier and Jabrie Watts, both 21, face charges related to murder and burglary in connection with a car crash that killed a Pleasanton man.

Two East Bay men facing murder charges in connection with the killing of a Pleasanton man pleaded not guilty last week, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's office.

Deshon Collier and Jabrie Watts, both 21, are charged with murder, burglary and receiving of stolen property. The defendants were arrested after a home burglary in Newark led to a fatal car crash that killed two men.

The two are believed to have burglarized a home on Mistflower Avenue in Newark in mid-January with a third suspect. Authorities said they fled and then crashed their car.

Pleasanton resident , 69, was killed immediately after the suspects’ Chevy Malibu smashed into the two-door Honda Cheney was driving, police said.

Police said Collier and Watts leaving the third burglary suspect, , 20, inside of the car. Watkins was pronounced dead two days after the collision.

Authorities have not released information about who was driving the Chevy Malibu at the time of the crash, which occurred at the intersection of Cherry Street and Mowry Avenue.

The men are scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Fremont Hall of Justice.

A two-day preliminary examination, which is when evidence could be introduced to the court, is scheduled for Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Fremont Hall of Justice.

Both men are being held at Santa Rita Jail on no bail.

Mona Taplin August 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM
We deserve to have these men locked away for a lifetime for the crimes they committed.
annoymous August 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM
This is our problem right here... we are being invaded by all these ignorant pieces of trash thatbare comng here on section 8 from other trash cities!!!! Pleease stay in your hell hole and return little ol newark back to thevonce safe town it once was!!!!
ken k August 21, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Da mamas ust be so proud of their bois
Victor August 21, 2012 at 06:13 PM
What a waste of money they should be shot case closed !
annoymous August 22, 2012 at 04:44 AM
They were such good kids....i dont know why they would do something like this?!?!?!? LoL.. cmon man go back to where you came from please!!!!
Fatso August 22, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Not guilty? Are you kidding me! How does that work? Mr. Cheney was killed by the three thugs and the plea is not guilty? Every time I read ANYTHING concerning these punks, it just makes me sick. Our tax dollars being wasted on public defenders on this clear case of MURDER. I really do you hope deep down in my heart that this garbage is scared @#$%-less that they never see the light of day again.
Anthony Hill September 20, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Fuck all you racist white son of a uncle fuckers we need to get rid of all that hate in ya heart that you got for black ppl all ya can suck my big black dick
Fatso September 21, 2013 at 01:15 PM
We'd get rid of the hate Tony, if you people would STOP committing these extremely violent acts against your fellow man. This is from my perspective: 1. Our house was burglarized by three black men here in Newark in 2007. 2. My sister was punched in the face because she hit the car of a black man. That's where my hate comes from. From a lack of respect that goes deep for many many black men. So Tony, look at how I feel from MY perspective. Behave, and we can all get along.

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