The guy accused of fatally stabbing an ex-con this week after the ex-con attacked his companion on the train was freed on bond.
Jordan Williams, a 20-year-old from Hollis, Queens, was denied the $100,000 bail Assistant DA David Ingle requested.
Williams’ arraignment on Thursday was presided over by Judge Sherveal Mimes, who stated, “I do not believe that you pose a flight risk – I just don’t.” “I believe you have the rest of your life ahead of you. You can defend yourself in court with your family’s backing.
He is well-liked in the neighborhood, according to Goldman. It was not his fault that the incident got out of hand.
Williams is accused of manslaughter and criminal weapon possession.
He might spend up to 26 years behind bars. According to Ingle, Williams has never been arrested before, and the two men are not acquainted.
Devictor Ouedraogo, the alleged victim, is accused of intimidating passengers on board the train as it approaches Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday.
The defendant’s mother, April Williams, started a GiveSendGo campaign to raise money for his legal expenses, and as of Thursday night, it had amassed roughly $35,000.
Williams’ counsel was questioned about earlier remarks in which he asked whether his client was treated any differently than ex-Marine Daniel Penny, who was charged in the death of homeless subway rider Jordan Nealy, “because his skin color is different.” This was after Thursday’s arraignment.
Well, I can walk that back, Goldman said, pointing out that Williams had it better than Penny because his client had been released without bail.