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July 06, 2004
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Twin Sisters Held in 1970 Murder of Police Officer

The Associated Press

Twin sisters from Oakland, Calif., are in custody in connection with the murder of a police officer nearly 34 years ago.

Joyce Gaskin and Joy Hall were arrested Tuesday in the 1970 killing of Berkeley police Officer Ronald Tsukamoto. The 53-year-old women are being held on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Investigators have long believed the officer's murder was connected to the Black Panthers, a radical 1970s group.

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Another former member of the group -- Don Juan Warren Graphenreed -- is also suspected in the killing of Officer Tsukamoto. He hasn't been charged, but is being held in Fresno County jail on unrelated charges

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