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Bronx Men Charged With Murder and Shooting Jailed Now US Wants 10 Years on Diallo

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY MAG COURT EXCLUSIVE, May 20 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on August 19, a bail review was held by Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses on a defendant, Boss Terrell, charged with playing a role in a murder and being caught on video shooting a gun a month later in The Bronx.  Inner City Press was there, the only media in the Mag Court.

  Terrell had two lawyers - it being a death penalty eligible case, he has Learned Counsel - and his parents in the gallery. His father was wearing a New York Giants jersey with [Lawrence] Taylor written on it. Defense counsel said he worked for the Housing Authority until a co-worked dropped a refrigerator back on him.
  Judge Moses expressed sympathy for the parents, but declined to grant bail, on both the danger to the community and the risk of flight prongs. Time was allowed for the defendant to tell his year-old son to remember him. Then he was gone.

  Afterward Inner City Press gleaned that while the change of being released had been very low, at least this way the defense got some discovery, for example learning about the video of the July 2020 incident.

Jump cut to December 14, when co-defendants were presented in the Magistrates Court, before Mag Judge James L. Cott. For detention, a pawnshop robbery in Queens, violence including murder and the use of social media and hip hop music to brag about it were cited. It was too much: detention was ordered, at least pending the next proceeding before Judge Furman.

The next proceeding took place on December 20, in larger courtroom 23B. Inner City Press was there, as were a number of family members and supporters. Judge Furman inquired into three defendants missing - two in custody, one not in custody - and into the need for another Learned Counsel on this murder case. The next proceeding was set for March 28 at 2:30 pm. More on Patreon here.

On January 12, another co-defendant was presented and detained, on consent: "Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger: Initial Appearance on disposition sheet as to Isaiah Thomas held on 1/12/2023 BAIL DISPOSITION: Detention on consent without prejudice. Defendant arraigned and pleads not guilty."

On March 28, Judge Jesse Furman held a status conference and ordered: "as to Boss Terrell, Yaurel Centeno, Lydell Seymore, Darrell Spencer, Isaiah Thomas, Tyshawn Brogdon, Rasheed Chapman, Mamadou Diallo, Antwan Mosley, and Noel Carr held on 3/28/2023. Defendants all present... Motions due by 9/8/2023. Opposition due by 9/29/2023. Replies due by 10/6/2023. A joint scheduling order is due by 9/8/2023. Trial is scheduled for 3/11/2024 and is estimated to last about 3 weeks. Time is excluded in the interests of justice from 3/28/2023 until 3/11/2024."

On January 11, 2024, Thomas pleaded guilty: Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jesse M. Furman: Change of Plea Hearing as to Isaiah Thomas held on 1/11/2024. Defendant withdraws previously entered not guilty plea and enters a plea of GUILTY to Count 8 of the S1 Indictment and Counts 9 and 13 of the lesser included charge of the S1 Indictment. PSR ordered. Sentencing is scheduled for 4/17/2024 at 3:00 PM

On January 18, Chapman pled in Mag court: "proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker: Change of Plea Hearing as to Rasheed Chapman held on 1/18/2024.  Defendant enters a plea of Guilty to Count # 10 and 11. Court reporter present. Detention continued. PSI ordered. Sentencing date: May 7th at 3pm."

The lead defendant in the case, Boss Terrell, had a change of plea scheduled in the Magistrates Court, with one of his two lawyers (the one is on trial in the District of Connecticut). It did not happened in the time and place noticed - but on January 26: "Change of Plea Hearing as to Boss Terrell held on 1/26/2024. Plea entered by Boss Terrell (1) Guilty as to Count 2s,5s. Defendant enters a guilty plea as to Counts 2 and 5. Sentencing date set for 5/15/2024 at 3PM."

On January 31, co-defendant Jacob Baker came to plead guilty, to counts 1 and 11. The prosecutor tried to get him to allocute to helping another shoot, but he pushed back. So direct reference to any other was dropped. The prosecutor said they had social media, and the only other civilian in the gallery, apparently his mother, shook her head. Jacob Baker is 20 years old. His sentencing is set for May 16 at 3 pm.

On February 5, also in the Mag Court where Inner City Press was, guilty plea to SUPERSEDING INFORMATION (Felony) filed as to Darrell Spencer (4) count(s) 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s.

On April 30, co-defendant Antwan Mosley through counsel asked for significantly less than the 108 months recommended by Probation when he is sentenced on May 14, citing the death of his mother and concluding, his "story is still being written."

On May 7, the US asked for 181 months on Mosley.

On May 14, Mosley got 10 years: "JUDGMENT IN A CRIMINAL CASE as to Antwan Mosley (10). THE DEFENDANT: pleaded guilty to counts 8 and 9 of the S1 Indictment. All open Counts are dismissed on the motion of the United States IMPRISONMENT: 60 months on Count 8 and 60 months on Count 9, to be served consecutive to the sentence imposed on Count 8 for a total of 120 months."

Also on May 14, on co-defendant Isaiah Thomas, the US Attorney's Office asked for 330 months.

On May 20, Mamadou Diallo in the case asked for a below guidelines sentence, citing his parents' immigration from West Africa and quoting Judge Furman's Chavez decision.

On May 24, the US Attorney's Office wrote in t ask for a 10 year sentence on May 30.

The case is US v. Terrell, et al., 22-cr-343 (Furman)



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