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* Dwayne Stancill Convicted Of Murder Of 17-Year-Old San Leandro High School Football Player Greg Ballard Jr

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An Oakland man was convicted of second-degree murder today for the shooting death of 17-year-old San Leandro High School football player Greg Ballard Jr. on Oct. 13, 2007. Dwayne Stancill, 21, the son of former San Leandro police Sgt. DeWayne Stancill, faces a term of 40 years when he is sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Allan Hyner on April 9.In addition to second-degree murder, which carries a term of 15 years, jurors convicted Stancill of intentionally discharging a firearm and causing death, which carries another 25 years.Family members and friends of both Ballard and Stancill packed Hymer’s courtroom for the reading of the verdict.Oakland police discovered Ballard suffering at least one gunshot wound in the 9200 block of Sunnyside Street in Oakland at about 10:10 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2007. A photo on a Web site devoted to a gang to which police said Stancill belonged helped investigators locate him, police said. Stancill was arrested 11 days after the shooting.

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