ABC7 News, “Friends of murdered Oakland baker call for alternatives to prison for alleged teen killer”

By Tim Johns, June 24, 2023

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A 19-year-old has been charged with the death of an Oakland baker who was dragged by a car during a robbery attempt in February, according to police.

Authorities say Ishmael Burch was driving the get-away car when another person grabbed Jen Angel’s purse in downtown Oakland.

Angel was dragged 50 feet and died two days later.

Police say Burch was involved in a second robbery that same day.

We spoke with Angel’s friend.

“She loved supporting her friends and her community in difficult moments. I would often turn to her when I had questions or needed advice,” said Moira Birss.

She’s one of several people calling on local authorities to pursue an alternative to traditional prosecution.

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