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For 2002 Death of Atari Felton in The Bronx US Asked 240 Months on Oliver Who Gets 185

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 4 – For the murder of Atari Felton by 1665 Topping Ave in The Bronx on March 27, 2002 two defendants were brought shackled on September 13, 2023 before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein.  Inner City Press was there, the only media in the courtroom.

 But the two defendants had supporters and family members. A third defendant - not in the docket - is in Jamaica from which he is unlikely to be extradited, the AUSA said.

 Judge Hellerstein expressed frustration at the slow pace of discovery production or processing; he asked why the Discovery Coordinator was not present. (They usually aren't, the AUSA replied).

  He declined to set a trial date before a motion schedule.

Jump cut to April 29, 2024, when Ayala's lawyer wrote in asking for a five year sentencing on May 6, arguing that "he did not have a gun nor was he at the actual scene of the shooting when it occurred."

On May 6, Ayala was sentenced to 220 months imprisonment.

On May 21, Terris Oliver on whom Probation recommends 200 months asked for a significant downward variance from the 20 year guideline, which out naming a figure.

On May 29, the US Attorney's Office asked for 240 months. The sentencing is set for June 4.

On June 4, Oliver was sentenced to 185 months.

The case is US v. Ayala, et al., 22-cr-378 (Hellerstein)


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