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In SDNY Wilson Perez For 2017 Kidnapping In The Bronx Gets 5 Years Shaved To 3 After Cold In MDC

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 2 – In August 2017 Wilson Perez and two others kidnapped a person they believe tricked them about robbing a van full of drugs in The Bronx. They pistol-whipped the person, the gun went off and the person jumped out of the car onto the Major Deegan Expressway.

   Perez was sentenced to five years, on a Guideline of 135 to 168 months, but like many defendants the Supreme Court's decision in US v. Davis put him up for re-sentencing. This took place on January 2 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres, with only Perez' family and Inner City Press in the gallery.

   Perez' lawyer Sarah Kunstler argued that Torres has been working as a barber while in prison, where he was assaulted twice breaking his jaw and bones around his eye socket. When the power went off in the MDC in Brooklyn, the titanium screws in him caused extra pain.

    Judge Torres recited the crime, and the punishment. She reduced his five years to three years, drawing a thank you from Perez and his family. He still may face deportation. Kunstler said if "time served," the order of removal might not happen. Now, it is not known. The case is US v. Perez, 17-cr-5013 (Torres).


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