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sarisataka

(18,066 posts)
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:46 AM Jul 2022

Hamilton Heights bodega worker charged with murder after stabbing man who attacked him behind counte

Hamilton Heights bodega worker charged with murder after stabbing man who attacked him behind counter

A  Hamilton Heights bodega worker is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a man to death after the man confronted and pushed him behind the counter. 

But many, including Mayor Eric Adams, are defending the worker's actions as self-defense, CBS2's Ali Bauman reported Thursday. 

The 51-year-old deli clerk is accused of stabbing and killing 37-year-old Austin Simon, but the surveillance video is not so black and white. Adams said it shows the suspect was doing his job when the victim approached him inappropriately. 

Video shows Simon push the clerk behind the bodega counter and then stand over him. Moments later, a struggle ensues. The two wrestle and the clerk stabs Simon multiple times.
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/jose-alba-bodega-worker-charged-murder-stabbing-killing-austin-simon-who-attacked-behind-counter-manhattan/

Is there a presumption of self-defense that should allow a person with no criminal history and the incident is on video to remain free during an investigation or should any action involving a death have a person locked in Rikers until they can prove self-defense?
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Hamilton Heights bodega worker charged with murder after stabbing man who attacked him behind counte (Original Post) sarisataka Jul 2022 OP
No way will a jury convict. jimfields33 Jul 2022 #1
I think that if the suspect doesn't have a record of violence Haggard Celine Jul 2022 #2
I mean, there's video of it. Dr. Strange Jul 2022 #4
The clerk did what he had to do. dalton99a Jul 2022 #3
Guy was assaulted, probably thought he was going to get beaten, knifed, or shot for a robbery. Wingus Dingus Jul 2022 #5

Haggard Celine

(16,807 posts)
2. I think that if the suspect doesn't have a record of violence
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 10:19 AM
Jul 2022

they should be able to remain free, if there's evidence that the killing was in self-defence.

Wingus Dingus

(8,049 posts)
5. Guy was assaulted, probably thought he was going to get beaten, knifed, or shot for a robbery.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 01:27 PM
Jul 2022

How can anyone convict him? He is also smaller and older than the perp.

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