Stockton man ordered to stand trial in East Palo Alto murder


San Mateo County prosecutors said a 23-year-old Stockton man was ordered Thursday to stand trial and faces 69 years to life for the murder of another man in East Palo Alto last year.

Warren Morrison Jr. was ordered to stand trial for the killing of 31-year-old Jamal Magee on the night of October 25.

East Palo Alto police responded at 9:25 p.m. to the 300 block of Wisteria Drive where they found Magee with gunshot wounds and laying on the street outside of a passenger door to a Chevrolet Volt, prosecutors said. Magee died from the wounds.

The killing allegedly began when Morrison and another man were in an argument with Magee. The two hit and kicked Magee and then Morrison took out a gun and shot Magee twice, according to prosecutors.

Magee got up to run away and Morrison allegedly shot Magee three more times. Magee fell to the ground and Morrison shot Magee two more times, prosecutors said.

Morrison allegedly fled and escaped arrest for two weeks before he was taken into custody Nov. 11 at a motel in Tracy.

Morrison has no previous criminal history in San Mateo County, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Morrison pleaded not guilty to the murder charge Dec. 9. Thursday, prosecutors were granted a request for an enhancement to the murder charge, which will add 20 years to Morrison's sentence if he is convicted.

Thursday, Judge Mark Forcum revoked Morrison's bail, which had been set at $5 million.

Morrison's Attorney Randy Hey did not return a call seeking comment.

-- Bay City News Service

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Posted by Jimmy
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Lock him up, throw away the key. Also, clear the rest of the gangsters out of East Palo Alto. The 300 block is a constant problem area with loitering, joyriding and drugs. The Police do NOTHING

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