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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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 February 23, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Thanks. I didn't see the other profane posts. I will check on them now.
Nika Megino February 23, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Actually, it looks like another editor may have banned the user already.


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