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Man Charged As Felon in Possession of a Gun Used Two Bats To Attack, US Wants 18 Months

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon

SDNY MAG COURT EXCLUSIVE, Nov 7 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on August 3, a detention or release proceeding was held by Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker on a defendant charged as a felon in possession of a gun, in connection with attacking with two bats two men who tried to stop him from abusing a woman - the US Attorney's Office alleges. Inner City Press was there, the only media in the Mag Court.

  The Assistant US Attorney argued for detention of Jermaine Nelson, describing the attack with two bats, a long rap sheet, and running away with a gun.

 But his Federal Defender said the rap sheet was non violent offenses, and that the description of the wrapped item he ran with was suspicious: You see what you want to see. He added, if you have a gun, you don't attack with bats.

  Judge Parker said that guns are a plague on New York City, but Nelson's attack with with bats. She ordered him released the same day on $25,000 bond.

The AUSA asked for a stay, to consider an appeal to the Part I District Judge.

Judge Parker denied the stay, saying it was 3:15 pm and the AUSA was free to try to go to the Part 1 judge right then.

Jump cut to November 7, 2023, when the US wrote in in advance of Nelson's November 15 sentencing, saying that 18 months would be "appropriate in this case."

The case is US v. Nelson, 22-cr-436 (Koeltl)



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