Story by colleague Paul Rosynsky:
OAKLAND — A 19-year-old alleged Fremont gang member was sent to prison for 16 years to life Friday for stabbing a Newark Memorial High School football start to death outside a party last year.
Abraham Hade had no reaction as Alameda County Superior Court Judge Larry Goodman pronounced the expected punishment that came as a result of a jury verdict in March.
The jury found Hade guilty of second-degree murder for killing Osana Futi, 18, as the football player fought with Hade’s friend at about 11 p.m. on April 28, 2012 near the corner of Hyde Park and Yellowstone Park drives in Fremont.
Hade testified during the trial that the stabbing of Futi was conducted by a juvenile friend who told police that he had stabbed Futi.
But the jury believed evidence presented by deputy district attorney Elgin Lowe which suggested the juvenile was attempting to take responsibility for the crime because his punishment would be more lenient.
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