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Criminal defense: 2 suspected gang members charged with murder

| Sep 5, 2019 | Criminal Defense

Two men with a history of violence and arrests have once again been taken into custody in the Bronx. The two men, suspected to be members of prominent gangs based in New York, are facing murder charges in the death of a 27-year-old man. The two men are currently in custody, and both are likely focused on preparing a criminal defense as their cases head to court. No court date has been announced. 

According to the limited information, the 27-year-old man was shot multiple times on Aug. 16. The man, who has since been identified by police, was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, he could not be saved and was pronounced dead some time later. The two men, a 23-year-old and a 31-year-old, were arrested nearby and charged with murder. 

The younger of the two is believed to be a member of the Trinitarios gang, while the older man has been identified as a member of the Crips. The younger man has previously been arrested 11 times, including on suspicion of the attempted murder of another man back in February. The older has been arrested 14 times, including once for attempting to bribe a police officer. 

Of course, the history of criminal behavior cannot be used as evidence to support the current cases against them. However, this will not stop New York prosecutors from attempting to establish a precedent of violent behavior on both of their parts. This is just one reason why their criminal defense representation is a guaranteed right under American law, to ensure a fair trial for both individuals despite their previous records.