Frequent Felon in Custody is Accused of Murdering a Man

Frequent Felon in Custody is Accused of Murdering a Man

OAKLAND — Trouble finds a friend. A frequent felon who has been in custody since the beginning of this month has been in legal trouble many times. However, things haven now taken an even more serious turn for 37-year-old Orlando L. Sanders—because he is accused of murdering another man.

March 30th was tragic for 25-year-old Wytellis Franklin, who was murdered that day. Sanders is accused of fatally shooting Franklin in the Fruitvale district of Oakland at approximately 3 a.m.

Authorities claim that Sanders admitted that he was involved in killing the victim, who later died at a hospital. Sanders was arrested two days later at his residence in Oakland.

The fatal shooting incident was recorded by video surveillance cameras. Apparently, the suspect and victim engaged in a dispute that turned deadly.

Surveillance shows the suspect fleeing from the scene of the shooting, and specifically shows the vehicle the suspect used to flee from the crime scene.

With evidence in hand, Oakland police obtained a warrant for Sanders, who was arrested on April 1. Sanders was transported to Santa Rita Jail, where he remains in custody with bail denied.

Sanders is due to appear at the Alameda County Courthouse on April 19 for a plea hearing. The most serious charge Sanders faces is for murder.

Sanders also must answer two other separate felony charges. These concern intentional discharge of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Prior to his latest arrest, Sanders was arrested numerous times on drug and weapons charges. His arrests dating back to 2003 led to his five criminal convictions and time living behind bars.

Frequent Felon in Custody is Accused of Murdering a Man was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Alameda
Tags: murder, shooting

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