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NYPD Gina Mestre Helped Gang Murderer Evade Capture Now Jan 2024 SDNY Trial Set

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Aug 16 – On Cromwell Avenue in The Bronx on November 5, 2020 Andrew Done shot and killed Angel Barreiro.

Then NYPD officer Gina Mestre helped him evade capture for the murder, according to an indictment unsealed on August 15, 2023. Inner City Press had reported on the Done case, resulting in a sentence of 35 years, and covered her arraignment and release on bail on August 16, the only media in the courtroom.

  Before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Denise L. Cote, Mestre appeared in a black hooded sweatshirt, a tattoo visible on her arm.

Judge Cote set a January 2024 trial date.

The SDNY prosecutors had already agreed that unlike many defendants down in the Magistrates Court, she could be released on bail: a $250,000 bond with two so-signers.

  Judge Cote proposed that she be barred from any contact with current or former NYPD officers except in the presence of counsel.

On November 9, 2023, Judge Cote set the schedule for a January 9, 2024 trial: "FINAL PRETRIAL ORDER as to Gina Mestre. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that any Rule 404(b) motions and motions in limine shall be filed by November 17, 2023; opposition shall be filed by December 1, 2023; and the reply, if any, shall be filed by noon on December 8, 2023. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the final pretrial conference is scheduled for December 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM."

Previously the prosecutor asked for an exception to the prohibition, saying in open court that Mestre's "partner" - boyfriend - is a former NYPD officer. Inner City Press has already tweeted that;

more details and name on Substack here.

The case is US v. Mestre, 23-cr-418 (Cote) 


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