FROM:
Karyn Sinunu, Assistant District Attorney   CONTACT PERSON:  
Ben Field, Deputy District Attorney
(408) 792-2593   For Release on October 7, 2002     PEOPLE V. DAVID LEON   Today a jury convicted David Leon of murdering Marlon Bass on November 30, 1983.  Leon was in the process of burglarizing the Bass home when Marlon Bass, who was 20 years old, entered the house and surprised him there.  Bass confronted Leon with a baseball bat, and Leon shot him.  The case went unsolved until San Jose Police Sergeant Gilbert Vizzusi reopened it in 2000.  Sgt. Vizzusi recontacted several witnesses who provided crucial testimony against Leon.   ###

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