A 51-year-old man has been charged with tried homicide after authorities say he used a metallic bat to assault a youthful man on Eighth Avenue in West Berkeley final week.
The sufferer pleaded with the older man to cease the beating, which was caught on video, police wrote in courtroom papers, however the violence didn’t finish till different folks seen what was taking place. The person implicated within the assault has a number of violent convictions within the Bay Space courting again a long time, courtroom papers present.
Police recognized the assailant as Dennis Daniels. Daniels, who’s on probation, has no everlasting handle however officers arrested him on the sidewalk beneath the Gilman Avenue overpass the morning after the assault.
The beating befell Wednesday simply earlier than eight p.m., BPD stated in a ready assertion. A person in his 20s was standing close to an RV on Eighth Avenue, mid-block between Gilman and Harrison streets, when he got here into contact with Daniels, based on BPD.
The 2 males had a dialog, then the youthful man walked over to an RV to get one thing, based on BPD.
It was at that time that Daniels walked up behind the youthful man and struck him within the head with the metallic bat, BPD stated.
The youthful man fell to the bottom however Daniels continued to strike him “a number of occasions with full swings,” based on charging paperwork.
Police wrote that they may hear the youthful man screaming for mercy, “calling Daniels by his title and begging for him to cease hitting him,” once they reviewed safety digital camera footage of the assault.
In response to BPD, Daniels hit the person 10 occasions on his head, again, legs and arms. A big minimize at the back of his head required staples to repair. He was additionally assessed for a potential damaged arm and cuts on his leg.
BPD stated Daniels left the world when different folks seen what he was doing.
Police haven’t launched a motive for the assault.
BPD arrested Daniels on Gilman Avenue on Thursday simply earlier than eight a.m. On Friday, the Alameda County district legal professional’s workplace charged him with tried homicide, assault with a lethal weapon, and quite a few felony enhancements., based on charging paperwork.
Daniels has felony convictions in separate circumstances for theft (2010), assault with a lethal weapon (2009) and tried assault with a lethal weapon (2000), based on courtroom papers. He was despatched to jail in spite of everything three convictions and has two strikes, based on courtroom papers.
Daniels, a laborer, stays in custody at Santa Rita Jail and is scheduled to enter a plea Sept. 23 on the East County Corridor of Justice in Dublin.