Berkeley homicide suspect, Jonah Jeremiah Roper, also known as Jonah Ghizzoni-Roper and Jesus el Senor, has been in and out of jail, frequently on probation, since 2007.
Berkeley homicide suspect, Jonah Jeremiah Roper, 36, has a history marred by violence and criminality, according to jail and court records
Berkeley homicide suspect Roper’s criminal record includes charges of assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run, burglary, robbery, and battery on a custodial officer. Jonah Jeremiah Roper also caused extensive damage in a courthouse in 2019, resulting in vandalism charges, which were later dropped.
In April 2021, Berkeley homicide suspect Jonah Jeremiah Roper faced accusations of indecent exposure and trespassing. Berkeley homicide suspect Jonah Jeremiah Roper was subsequently arrested for various offenses including domestic battery, prowling, and robbery. His behavior escalated in custody, with reported incidents of assault on law enforcement officers.
Police responded to reports of a knife-wielding individual on Overlook Road
The ensuing pursuit led to Roper’s apprehension near 9th and Gilman streets. Tragically, one woman lost her life, another was hospitalized, and a man sustained hand injuries during the incident.
Berkeley homicide suspect Jonah Jeremiah Roper now faces a litany of charges, including first-degree murder, attempted murder, child abuse, burglary, and auto theft. As of Monday, formal charges had not been filed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Berkeley homicide suspect Jonah Jeremiah Roper is set for arraignment this Wednesday and is currently being held without bail.
This incident highlights concerns over Berkeley homicide suspect Jonah Jeremiah Roper’s repeated interactions with the criminal justice system and raises questions about the efficacy of the probation system. Authorities are now tasked with determining the appropriate course of action for this repeat offender.