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Skyfield Wants Speedy Trial on Bronx Ammo Charge Now US Requested Delay Trimmed

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 14 – Tyriek Skyfield was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession of ammo, after a shooting in The Bronx. He has demanded a Speedy Trial.  

On November 9, 2023 he appeared before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman for a change of counsel. Inner City Press was there.

 The first counsel said he would be unable to represent Skyfield in any trial in the 70 days of the Speedy Trial Act.

 The day's CJA lawyer said the same.   Judge Liman said his deputy will try to find a CJA lawyer who can, and set a January 16, 2024 trial date.

After first appearing to say that the AUSA requested "wiggle room" was no ground to exclude time, he nevertheless excluded time for a week, to find another lawyer. 

  To some, it might appear that fights under the Speedy Trial Act are contingent on being able to pay for counsel. 

 The complaint has photos depicting Skyfield at the shooting, then entering a Bronx strip club wearing what the AUSA said was a distinctive graphic T-shirt.

On November 13 the US Attorney's Office wrote in to request more time produce the search warrant materials. They were due on November 13 but the request cites the lack of new counsel until November 15.

On November 14, Judge Liman partially granted the delay: "The Government shall move for a protective order no later than November 15, 2023. The Defense shall have until 5 P.M. on November 17, 2023 to file a response. The Government shall produce search warrant materials on the earlier of one business day after the Court enters a protective order or two days after the appointment of new defense counsel. (Signed by Judge Lewis J. Liman on 11/14/2023)."

 The case is US v. Skyfield, 23-cr-569 (Liman)


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