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Oakland man charged with killing Dublin High alum, girlfriend in robbery

Couple found fatally wounded in car that crashed into house Sept. 28

An Oakland man has been charged with special circumstances murder for allegedly fatally shooting a Dublin man and his girlfriend during a robbery in East Oakland last month.

Keith Riley, 36, is accused of killing Dublin High School alum Ryan Wasilausky, 20, and Giovanna "Gigi" Giannini, 20, of Daly City.

Wasilausky and Giannini were found fatally shot inside a silver 2016 Ford Focus that crashed into a home in the 500 block of Douglas Avenue, a residential neighborhood in the Brookfield Village area, at 11:07 a.m. on Sept. 28, according to police.

They were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Riley was identified as the suspect based on video surveillance footage, witness statements, text messages, social media and records from Wasilausky and Riley that placed him with them before and after the fatal shooting, Oakland police Officer Wenceslao Garcia wrote in a probable cause statement.

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Riley was arrested at his home in the 2300 block of 100th Avenue in East Oakland at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, according to police.

Garcia wrote that when investigators interviewed Riley, he denied killing Wasilausky and Giannini but made contradictory statements about where he was at the time of the shooting.

Riley is charged with two counts of murder, the special circumstances of committing multiple murders and committing a murder during the course of a robbery and second-degree robbery.

A GoFundMe website for Wasilausky's family had raised $20,400 of its $30,000 goal as of Friday morning.

According to Wasilausky's obituary, he was born in Walnut Creek, grew up in Dublin, graduated from Dublin High School in 2017 and was in his third year studying business at California State University East Bay.

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The obituary says Giannini was Wasilausky's girlfriend and he loved traveling with her as well as cooking and spending time with his friends.

According to Giannini's obituary, she was killed only two days before her 21st birthday.

Giannini's obituary describes her as "a loving, funny, beautiful young woman with a passion for beauty."

It says, "She lit up a room with just a smile. Her affection toward her mother and grandparents was exemplary. People were drawn to her loving, sweet, gentle-hearted nature."

— Bay City News Service

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Oakland man charged with killing Dublin High alum, girlfriend in robbery

Couple found fatally wounded in car that crashed into house Sept. 28

Uploaded: Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 11:57 am
Updated: Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 8:07 pm

An Oakland man has been charged with special circumstances murder for allegedly fatally shooting a Dublin man and his girlfriend during a robbery in East Oakland last month.

Keith Riley, 36, is accused of killing Dublin High School alum Ryan Wasilausky, 20, and Giovanna "Gigi" Giannini, 20, of Daly City.

Wasilausky and Giannini were found fatally shot inside a silver 2016 Ford Focus that crashed into a home in the 500 block of Douglas Avenue, a residential neighborhood in the Brookfield Village area, at 11:07 a.m. on Sept. 28, according to police.

They were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Riley was identified as the suspect based on video surveillance footage, witness statements, text messages, social media and records from Wasilausky and Riley that placed him with them before and after the fatal shooting, Oakland police Officer Wenceslao Garcia wrote in a probable cause statement.

Riley was arrested at his home in the 2300 block of 100th Avenue in East Oakland at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, according to police.

Garcia wrote that when investigators interviewed Riley, he denied killing Wasilausky and Giannini but made contradictory statements about where he was at the time of the shooting.

Riley is charged with two counts of murder, the special circumstances of committing multiple murders and committing a murder during the course of a robbery and second-degree robbery.

A GoFundMe website for Wasilausky's family had raised $20,400 of its $30,000 goal as of Friday morning.

According to Wasilausky's obituary, he was born in Walnut Creek, grew up in Dublin, graduated from Dublin High School in 2017 and was in his third year studying business at California State University East Bay.

The obituary says Giannini was Wasilausky's girlfriend and he loved traveling with her as well as cooking and spending time with his friends.

According to Giannini's obituary, she was killed only two days before her 21st birthday.

Giannini's obituary describes her as "a loving, funny, beautiful young woman with a passion for beauty."

It says, "She lit up a room with just a smile. Her affection toward her mother and grandparents was exemplary. People were drawn to her loving, sweet, gentle-hearted nature."

— Bay City News Service

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Eugene Stoner
Ruby Hill
on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm
Eugene Stoner, Ruby Hill
on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm
5 people like this

What were they doing on Douglas Ave? Google map that place to see what I mean.


James Michael
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Val Vista
on Oct 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm
James Michael, Val Vista
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on Oct 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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What a surprise...OAKLAND


Nick
San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm
Nick, San Ramon
on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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Ghetto thug.


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