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NYC prosecutors charge six members of Latin Kings charged in beating and stabbing disabled Man

May 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
NYC prosecutors charge six members of Latin Kings charged in beating and stabbing disabled Man

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New York City Prosecutors have charged six associates of the brutal Latin Kings gang with stabbing and beating a handicapped man. The gang members reportedly punched, stabbed, and hit the victim with his cane.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown indicated that the defendants are each accused of viciously attacking a man because he was not a part of the Latin Kings, according to Breitbart News.

“Gang violence will not be tolerated in Queens,” Brown stated. “The defendants’ poor choice in pursuing gang membership and the violence that are a part of that has led them to be charged with felonies that carry the possibility of lengthy prison sentences.”

A grand jury in Queens County indicted six members of the violent Latin Kings. They have been charged with attempted murder and assault arising from an October 2016 attack on a 24-year-old man, a statement from Queens County District Attorney indicated.

The six men – Michael Aragundi, Jonathan Duy, Jordan Leon, Wilson Matute, Luis Mayancela, and Luis Minchala – were each charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree gang assault, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, and second-degree assault.

Brown also noted that the six Latin Kings gang members went up to the 24-year-old outside of a bar during the early hours of October 29, 2016, and began assaulting him. The Latin Kings beat the victim with his cane.

After the attack, the six gang members bolted from the scene. Emergency personnel rushed the victim to a nearby hospital where he received treatment for stab wounds and lacerations to his head and neck. Brown said that the victim also sustained nerve damage which has left him with numbness in his arm and hand.

The judge ordered the six defendants to appear back in court on July 10th. Each defendant is facing up to 25 years behind bars if convicted.

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