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In Case of Man Charged With Drugs And Leaving Friend to Die Now A Guilty Plea

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 17 – Alex Melendez has been detained, charged in a narcotic conspiracy.

The government says that when his co-conspirator Cabrera was dying from gunshots he drove away. He has applied for release on bail.   

    On March 2, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge P. Kevin Castel held a bail (or jail) proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

Melendez' lawyer emphasized that even after Cabrera died, Melendez was calling his phone - so clearly he didn't know of the death.

But Cabrera's widow spoke, moving, about having to tell their three children that their father died from COVID; she called Melendez a coward.

 Judge Castel ran through the Bail Reform Act factors then denied release, on danger to the community.

On November 17 on a co-defendant, this: "proceedings held before Judge P. Kevin Castel: Change of Plea Hearing as to Sharrone Lewis held on 11/17/2021. Defendant Sharonne Lewis present with attorney, Daniel McGuinness. AUSA, Nicholas Chiuchiolo, present. Court Reporter: Raquel Robles. Change of Plea. Defendant (sworn) changes his not guilty plea and pleads guilty to lesser included offense of Count One of the S2 Indictment. Defendant admits forfeiture allegations in paragraphs 10 and 12 of the S2 Indictment. Sentencing is set for March 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Defendant bail continues. (Sentencing set for 3/1/2022 at 02:00 PM before Judge P. Kevin Castel.)"

The case is US v. Rodriguez, et al., 20-cr-301 (Castel)


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