Update: Murder Suspects Charged With Pleasanton Man's Death To Appear In Court Friday

Deshon Collier and Jabrie Watts, both 20, face three felony charges as a result of a fatal collision in Newark that claimed the life of a Pleasanton man.

Editor's note: This report was updated 3:50 p.m. Thursday

Two burglary suspects involved in in Newark that killed a Pleasanton man are being charged with his murder. 

Deshon Collier of San Leandro, Union City and Hayward and Jabrie Watts of Oakland and Hayward, both 20, briefly appeared in court today for a scheduled arraignment, in which Watts requested to be referred to a public defender.

Collier and Watts were arrested and booked into Alameda County jail and face three felony charges: murder, burglary and receiving stolen property.

Further arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at the Fremont Hall of Justice at 9 a.m. in Department 605.

The two men were detained Jan. 18 after they tried to flee a scene of a fatal collision on foot that occurred at the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Cherry Street.

Newark police said Collier and Watts are two of three suspects of a burglary that occurred around 9:54 a.m. Jan. 18.

Authorities said after attempting to pull the three suspects over, the driver of the vehicle they were in fled the scene at high speeds and eventually crashed into a two-door Honda, instantly killing the Honda's driver, , 69, of Pleasanton.

The third suspect, Rajwaun Watkins, suffered head injuries and later at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Police have said that Collier and Watts have "an extensive criminal history."

In court Thursday, an Alameda County superior court judge noted that Watts has prior convictions, including a robbery conviction from February 2011.

Online court documents also show that Collier was convicted and sentenced for a variety of charges stemming from a 2009 incident.

Those charges included carrying a loaded firearm, negligent shooting of a firearm, exhibiting a deadly weapon that is not a firearm and knowingly receiving stolen property totaling more than $400.

Collier and Watts are being held at Santa Rita Jail on no bail.

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Ron January 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM
So guys, was it worth it? You may end up in prison for the rest of your adult lives, or get the death penality, two other people have died (one your buddy) and you'll cost the county/state a ton of money. And you did this again for what???
Jennifer F. January 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I'm sorry to say this but GOOD! They deserve alot more in my opinion. You were all homies right? down 4 lyfe that's why you left your friend in the car to die alone... it is just sickening...innocent man dies because of your hyfi foolish behavior. I hope that you get taken care of real good when you go to prision. Karmas a b#*$h!!! isn't it.
Christen January 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I find it amazing that a "friend" would run off when his buddy was obviously really injured. Both of those two scattered like roaches immediately after the crash, and didn't give a rat's butt about their "friend", and obviously the person they killed. This has been one of the most unbelievable cases of self entitlement I have ever seen in my life. I'd hate to see what they'd do to someone they didn't like. Granted they were far from normal when they robbed someone, and a previous poster in a related article said they "feel bad" for killing Mr. Cheney, but they couldn't have felt that bad when they ran off like cowards. They killed a guy, they ran without looking back. Their friend was injured in the crash, and they ran without looking back and he died. Hopefully they have the entire rest of their lives to look back from the other side of a prison wall, if they don't receive the death penalty that is.
James January 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Live like a Punk, die like a Punk. Let's not forget there are many others out there just like these three individuals who would do exactly the same thing had it been them and one day it just might be. I had a few friends just like these three and I had to separate all ties with them when it became apparent they were more trouble than they were worth. Two of my former friends are STILL in Prison, the others who have been released usually go back in on parole violations within mere days. No Sympathy, we all make a Choice and must live with the Consequences. This isn't Grand Theft Auto, this is the REAL WORLD. All Actions have equal and Opposite reactions. I must reiterate what Ron posted above.... Was it worth it?
Corina January 27, 2012 at 02:56 PM
From the three suspects, who was the driver?
Zinn January 27, 2012 at 07:51 PM
>>Online court documents also show that Collier was convicted and sentenced for a variety of charges stemming from a 2009 incident. Those charges included carrying a loaded firearm, negligent shooting of a firearm, exhibiting a deadly weapon that is not a firearm and knowingly receiving stolen property totaling more than $400<< I guess robbery and assault convictions get you no jail time...
Tim February 22, 2012 at 04:09 AM
that's some vocabulary you've got there.
Nika Megino (Editor) February 22, 2012 at 05:10 AM
A comment has been deleted because it violates Patch's Terms of Use, which prohibits comments that are profane. If a violation is repeated, a user can be banned.
Zinn February 22, 2012 at 01:08 PM
It's only the 10th profane post this person has made and that doesn't even count the threatening post made. I find your continued acceptance of this person's post appalling. Ban him/her....
Tim February 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Is it not time to ban this idiot yet? That's clearly three strikes and probably only one more strike with Patch than he has with the California criminal justice system.
James February 22, 2012 at 05:45 PM
LOL @ Tim.
Brash Brazen February 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I assumed that their "friends" were illiterate punks with learning disabilities,their comments just confirm the obvious. May they all rot in hell or jailor Oakland (I have trouble telling these places apart).
Ron February 22, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Have you tried showing a little respect in your communications? This trash talk does not reflect well on you or those you represent. You can't be excusing his actions, are you? People died here! Does "RIP" have a special meaning or does it give anyone the license to kill someone else? Are you concerned about the other person who died in the crash? If not, that tells us even more about you, sadly. So, tell us how he got off the track and ended up in this situation? Remember, we are responsible for our choices in life. I guess the trick is to have good training (and responsibility) in the beginning. Did he get the good training? If he didn't and you have an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life now, I'd suggest you take the first step and help those around you! If you choose not to, then you've already got a view of the future!
Nika Megino (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Thanks. I didn't see the other profane posts. I will check on them now.
Nika Megino (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Actually, it looks like another editor may have banned the user already.


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