New York’s anti-bail reforms were supposed to only eliminate bail for non-violent offenses, but that’s already proving to be a lie.
In October of 2018, 35-year-old Army veteran Hason Correa was fatally stabbed nine times in front of his dad in the lobby of the W. 152nd St. apartment building. Correa’s father was also stabbed, but survived. Four people were responsible for the crime; Mary Saunders (accused of grabbing and holding Correa as he attempted to flee), two men responsible for the physical stabbing, who are brothers of Saunders, and fourth person who chased Correa with Saunders when he did manage to flee. Correa’s mother said she believes the attackers were Bloods members retaliating over a scuffle earlier in the night that her son wasn’t part of.
Saunders initially faced charges of second-degree murder and $700,000 bail after her arrest, which she couldn’t post. Following NY’s new bail law, that bail was reduced to $12,000, and she’s now out. She had to surrender her passport, but incentives to flee or hide are high considering that she faces 25 years in jail. read more