The Oakland Tribune says the Rennie Pratt, who worked at a barber shop near Rossmoor and cut hair for residents of the retirement community, was arraigned Tuesday on murder charges in connection with last Friday's death of Michael Porcella in the 3700 block of Laguna Avenue.
Police told both the Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle that the killing was the culmination of a series of domestic disputes involving the couple, who had been living together about six months and known each other for more than a year. The most recent argument may have started at Friday night's Oakland A's home opener.
The Tribune says that Pratt is the mother of three children, all under 6 years old who live with their father Central California. The Tribune further says:
Porcella was an attorney for the Robert J. Beles law firm in Oakland, which specializes in criminal defense, but had been laid off in the summer for economic reasons.
Porcella graduated from Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd High School and Saint Mary's College in Moraga. He received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.