An Oakland man was convicted today of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a 19-year-old neighbor who he thought had disrespected him.
Jurors deliberated for only about a day and a half before delivering their verdict against 38-year-old Remon McDaniel for the shooting death of Isaac White outside White’s home in the 1800 block of East 25th Street in East Oakland at about 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2012.
Prosecutor Timothy Burr said White and McDaniel, who lived near each other, got into an argument about two hours before the shooting when McDaniel tried to push his way into White’s home and White “stood his ground” and wouldn’t let McDaniel in.
McDaniel felt “disrespected” and “made a number of threats on the life” of White, telling White that he would come back later when other people weren’t around, Burr said.
McDaniel then came back two hours later and shot White six times, with four bullets going through White’s body and killing him, according to Burr.
McDaniel threatened witnesses to the shooting and fled the area but was arrested 26 days later in Pittsburg, Burr said.
Despite McDaniel’s threats, many witnesses came forward to testify against him because White was well-regarded in the neighborhood, Burr said.
Burr said White was a “well-liked” student at Laney College in Oakland and the college has set up a scholarship in his name.
In addition to first-degree murder, McDaniel was convicted of causing White’s death by intentionally discharging a firearm and of being an ex-felon in possession of a gun.
McDaniel faces at least 50 years to life in state prison when he’s sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Vernon Nakahara on March 14.
McDaniel’s lawyer, Anne Beles, couldn’t be reached for comment today.
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