A stepfather charged with strangling his 15-year-old stepson to dying earlier this yr was freed with out bail by a notoriously lenient Bronx judge on Wednesday — regardless of a request by prosecutors that he be remanded.
Tyresse Minter, 28, was indicted for criminally negligent murder and manslaughter final week for allegedly fatally choking his teen stepson Corde Scott inside their Westchester Square condominium on Jan. 23, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office introduced.
Minter was arraigned on Wednesday in Bronx Criminal Court earlier than Judge Naiti Semaj, who ordered he be launched on his personal recognizance, though the DA’s workplace requested he stays locked up forward of his trial, prosecutors mentioned.
The stepdad — who was on parole after being launched from jail a month earlier — allegedly put his stepson in a chokehold throughout an argument of their residence, chopping off the teenager’s oxygen provide, based on the DA’s workplace.
Minter then allegedly wrapped his legs round Scott and held him till he misplaced consciousness. The teen died on the scene.
It stays unclear what the 2 have been arguing over.
The stepfather didn’t name 911 till about 20 minutes after Scott misplaced consciousness, prosecutors mentioned.
Minter was on parole for an assault that landed him in jail for 3 years, state Department of Corrections data present. He was launched this previous December.
The state DOC didn’t instantly return a request for remark from The Post.
Minter is scheduled to return to courtroom on June 20.
Semaj, a Democratic judge who was elected in 2021 after earlier serving in Bronx Civil Court, has a historical past of chopping unfastened allegedly violent offenders.
In one case final May, she sparked outrage after she dominated in favor of 16-year-old rapper Camrin Williams, generally known as “C Blu,” who was accused of capturing and wounding an NYPD officer throughout a scuffle whereas he was on probation for a previous gun case.
Semaj dominated the cop had no cause to go looking the teenager throughout a Jan. 18 incident and Williams’ case was dropped.
Minter’s launch comes as Gov. Kathy Hochul is reportedly negotiating with state lawmakers to go a funds that eliminates a rule requiring judges impose the “least restrictive means” that may guarantee defendants return to courtroom.
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