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Appeal denied for triggerman in gang assassination attempt

Thu, September 29, 2016 3:08 PM | NYGIA (Administrator)

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York denied an appeal by Justin Alfonso, the triggerman in a botched assassination organized by the Latin King's street gang.

On July 15, 2013, Alfonso, now 21, was sentenced to between 59 ⅔ to 79 years in state prison for the failed Latin King's street gang assassination attempt on two people in the City of Poughkeepsie, according to Journal archives.

Alfonso's appeal stated that his statements to the police should have been suppressed, as the detective had downplayed the significance of the Miranda warnings. The Supreme Court of the State of New York found that, while the statement should have been suppressed, the error did not contribute to the Alfonso's conviction.

Charges against Alfonso included second-degree conspiracy, two counts second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault and first-degree gang assault, according to the court.

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