Man Accused of “Mutilating” Stranger Allowed Back on the Streets, Thanks to Judge

by Andrew Davis
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Jesus Ramirez, 28, who is accused of stabbing a man to death outside of the Port Authority subway station, was freed from Rikers Island after a Manhattan judge set his bail at only $100,000, despite prosecutors’ objections.

That judge is Acting Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Adams.

From the New York Post:

Ramirez, who has no known criminal history, allegedly used a knuckle knife blade to slash and stab the unarmed Torres, according to the criminal complaint against him.

Torres was left with a gash from his right ear to his left cheek, cuts to his neck and arm, and a stab wound in his torso, the complaint states.

The victim, who was found face down in a pool of his own blood, had “parts of his body hanging off,” a source told The Post.

“[Ramirez] stabbed the guy to death, mutilated him with brass knuckles with a knife in the middle,” the source added. “Slashed the guy and hit all the organs. Had to know what he was doing.”

Sources have said that Torres had allegedly ridden up to Ramirez on a CitiBike, and that the two were then seen on surveillance footage exchanging words.

Ramirez allegedly lunged at Torres and stabbed him, sources said.

He fled on foot, leaving a mortally wounded Torres on the ground, according to the sources.

Police responded to two 911 calls on the attack, and later recovered the surveillance footage, according to cops and the complaint.

This is not the first case in which Justice Adams has been criticized for her leniency. The New York Post reported that in 2018 “A self-described schizophrenic man was finally arrested for allegedly terrorizing his downstairs neighbor in their Washington Heights apartment building — only to be released immediately with no bail.”

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