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Oakland outraged at Mehserle verdict: involuntary manslaughter

Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."
Involuntary manslaughter calls for a 2 to 4 year sentence, and "with a gun" seems to add 1, 3, 4, or 10 years, but reports of sentencing possibilities still vary widely, as attention turns to the upcoming August 7th sentencing hearing in Los Angeles.

Read more at Digital Journal,  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/294439.

sentencing date changed 14.Jul.2010 13:13

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johannes mehserles sentencing date has now been changed to later in the year. no exact date has been chosen but they are looking at october, possibly november