OAKLAND -- An Alameda County jury on Wednesday convicted an Oakland man of first-degree murder in the killing of a Pittsburg man inside an East Oakland drug house.
Kenyus "Nephew" Walker, 35, faces 50 years to life in prison for the September 2012 killing of 39-year-old Billy Brooks in the 2300 block of 80th Avenue.
Several people who had been doing drugs at the house testified that Walker shot Brooks in the head with a sawed-off shotgun because he believe Brooks was being disrespectful to him, prosecutor Glenn Kim said.
Brooks came over looking to buy heroine from the resident of the house, a childhood friend. Walker was the house "enforcer" and didn't like how Brooks came over being loud and obnoxious, Kim said.
Walker's attorney argued that Brooks was killed by one of the drug addicts in the house. Five people have pleaded guilty to felony accessory after the fact for cleaning up after the killing, hiding Brooks' body in his car and abandoning it near Arroyo Viejo Park.
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