An Oakland man who police say killed Oakland muralist Antonio Ramos has been charged with murder and several counts of robbery.
Marquise Holloway, 20, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland on Tuesday afternoon. He’s charged with Ramos’ murder, three counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of attempted second-degree robbery. The murder charge carries a special circumstance -- homicide committed during an armed robbery -- and could lead to a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
While Judge Gregory Syren was reading the charges, Holloway began screaming obscenities and banging on the walls and was removed from the courtroom. Syren continued the hearing, ordered Holloway to be held without bail and set a date for him to return to court with a public defender next Monday.
Moments later, a group of courtroom observers who appeared to know Holloway smashed a glass case in a hallway as they exited the courthouse.
The shooting on the morning of Sept. 29 rocked Oakland’s arts community. Ramos was working on an anti-violence mural on the Interstate 580 underpass, on West Street between 35th and 36th streets, when he was shot.