Jury in Pittsburg man's murder trial hears from his ex-girlfriend

Woman testifies that defendant confessed to her two weeks after killing, and that she kept quiet for three years out of fear 
Kamau Berlin, 18, of Richmond, is charged with attempted murder and attempted carjacking in connection to a stabbing Friday in Berkeley of a 72-year-old woman who is still in critical condition.  
Two Concord men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and the 23-year-old man they are accused of stabbing outside a house party remained in critical condition, police said Monday.  
A bicyclist struck and seriously injured by a car near the Berkeley Hills Sunday remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, police said.  
A 21-year-old San Jose man was arrested Sept. 19 on suspicion of homicide in the death of a 35-year-old woman whose body was set on fire, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff s Office.  
(Matt Rourke/AP)
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