February 21, 2024

OAKLAND — In a plea take care of Alameda County prosecutors, a Bay Space man has agreed to a 12-year jail sentence for killing a person who’d allegedly robbed him weeks earlier, court docket information present.

Anthony C. Smith, 56, of Oakland, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter within the stabbing demise of 34-year-old Andre Qualls. He formally modified his plea on Jan. 18, however gained’t be sentenced till July, giving him one other six months in Santa Rita Jail earlier than he’s transferred to the state jail system.

On Sept. 18, 2019, Qualls was sitting in his inexperienced Ford Explorer at a Chevron on the 300 block of Grand Avenue when Smith allegedly walked up, reached by the driving force’s aspect window, and stabbed Qualls as soon as within the coronary heart. Smith would later confess to the stabbing, telling police that it felt as if “one thing took management of me” when he was driving alongside Qualls earlier that day and observed Qualls laughing at him, in response to police testimony at his 2022 preliminary listening to.