Bodega clerk Jose Alba leaves NYC 'afraid for his life,' mulls move back to Dominican Republic: 보고서

알바, 61, 맨해튼의 Blue Moon 편의점에서 더 이상 작동하지 않습니다., 그가 7월에 카운터 뒤에서 공격을 받은 곳 1 35세 오스틴 사이먼.

감시 비디오는 Simon이 Alba를 위협하는 것을 보여줍니다., came behind the counter and shoved him into a wall before Alba reached for a knife and fatally stabbed the six-foot tall man. 에도 불구하고 claiming self-defense, Alba was charged with murder.

Simon’s girlfriend apparently grew enraged with Alba for taking back items out of her daughter’s hand that they couldn’t pay for using her electronic welfare card. Simon came back into the store wanting to fight Alba, but Alba tried to avoid further confrontation before he was attacked, 법원 문서에 따르면.

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A still from surveillance video included in court documents showed Jose Alba tried to avoid a confrontation.

A still from surveillance video included in court documents showed Jose Alba tried to avoid a confrontation. (NYC criminal court )

The girlfriend, who has not been charged, also reportedly stabbed Alba in an arm during the incident.

He doesn’t work here anymore. He’s getting ready to move out of the country,” the manager of the store recently told the New York Post. “He doesn’t come [to the store anymore], but we go visit him at home from time to time.

Francisco Marte, the head of a bodega association assisting Alba, told the Post that Alba is still processing the attack and its aftermath. He was jailed at the notorious Rikers Island for about a week before prosecutors cut a deal lowering his $ 250,000 bail amid widespread outcry from New York City’s Dominican community.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office later backtracked and dropped the murder charge against Alba on July 19, saying in a memo that prosecutorscannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force.

Members of the Dominican Republic community, bodega owners and different associations are pictured on the steps of City Hall during press conference asking Manhattan D. ㅏ. Alvin Bragg to drop charges against bodega worker Jose Alba.

Members of the Dominican Republic community, bodega owners and different associations are pictured on the steps of City Hall during press conference asking Manhattan D. ㅏ. Alvin Bragg to drop charges against bodega worker Jose Alba. (Luiz C. Ribeiro for NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Among many other supporters, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton had publicly decried the initial charging decision, saying Alba acted in self-defense to thwart what appeared to be either an attempt on his own life or a robbery in progress.

Marte said that Alba is now spending time in upstate New York before heading to the Dominican Republic.

He is taking a hiatus right now,” Marte said. “He went upstate to get away from everything.

He is not going back to work at the bodega. He is taking a break fighting with his trauma, and he said he is afraid for his life,” Marte added. “He is trying to get back to normal, but he said it’s very hard when you have flashbacks of what happened. We are getting him professional help, 그리고 [Alba and his family] decide whether he goes back to the DR for good or just spends some time there.

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