The lawyer representing the aspiring Thai mannequin who was viciously attacked on a subway platform ripped New York Metropolis’s liberal bail reform legal guidelines, insisting there’s “one thing essentially fallacious.”
Bew Jirajariyawetch, 23, was savagely assaulted as she waited on the thirty fourth Road-Herald Sq. station for a prepare residence to Queens on Nov. 22.
Her alleged attacker, Kevin Douglas, is an accused profession legal who has been arrested 44 occasions and confronted expenses for medication, assault, legal possession of a weapon, theft and legal tampering courting again to 1997, sources beforehand informed The Submit.
On in the future alone — Might 13, 2019, he was arrested 16 occasions, in response to sources. The rationale for the flurry of arrests was not instantly identified.
“There’s something essentially fallacious when somebody who has over a double-digit quantity of priors is first in a position to be out of jail. That may be a downside in itself,” lawyer Eric Parnes mentioned on “Fox & Buddies” Tuesday.
Parnes additionally demanded soft-on-crime Manhattan District Lawyer Alvin Bragg to reply for why such suspects are being launched to commit extra crime.
Surveillance footage of Jirajariyawetch’s assault confirmed a person yanking her again a number of toes earlier than throwing her to the bottom and punching her. Whereas she was down, he allegedly touched her non-public elements and fled together with her purse, police mentioned.
Pictures confirmed Jirajariyawetch’s face lined in purple bruises with dried blood caked below her nostril and close to the mouth.
“He hit me a number of occasions in my face to ensure I couldn’t make any noise. After which touched me inappropriately. After which he took my purse earlier than he was gone,” Jirajariywetch informed “Fox & Buddies.”
Douglas, 40, whose handle was given as a Days Inn resort close to JFK Worldwide Airport, has been charged with second-degree theft, third-degree theft and second-degree assault.
Douglas has been in jail because the subway assault, locked up for one more crime later the identical day because the assault – an incident in Jamaica when he’s alleged to have pushed open the door of a 34-year-old lady’s residence and punched her within the face, in response to data and sources.
“And second, that he was arrested the identical day and has been incarcerated for 3 months. It’s taken three months for an arrest warrant to be issued. That can also be extraordinarily troubling,” Parnes mentioned.