One of Your Black Muslim Bakery founder Yusef Bey's 43 children took the stand yesterday, in the trial of bakery member Richard Lewis, detailing that the bakery was in financial trouble when Lewis allegedly participated in the kidnapping and torturing of a mother and daughter in Oakland in 2007.
Joshua Bey, 21, told jurors that his older brother Antar Bey had taken out a $600,000 loan out for the bakery, and needed to make payments of $30,000 against the loan to keep the bakery in business. Bakery members allegedly kidnapped the women because they were believed to have knowledge of where a drug dealer kept a cash stash.
Bey's older brother, Yusef Bey IV, and one other member will be prosecuted in the same case at a later date.
You can read more about Bey's testimony at SF Appeal.