Grieving mom of slain vet berates Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg

The inconsolable mom of a US Military veteran who was stabbed to dying in a Harlem brawl went off on Manhattan District Legal professional Alvin Bragg in court docket Wednesday, accusing the besieged prosecutor of botching the case.

“I don’t wish to hear nothing else, Yoran,” Madeline Brame screamed at prosecutor Dafna Yoran as one of many defendants in her son’s homicide case received simply seven years for his function within the 2018 slaying.

“Take that restorative justice bulls–t and shove it up your asses,” Brame yelled in Manhattan Supreme Court docket. “Not for homicide.”

The courtroom outburst got here as defendant Travis Stewart received the slap-on-the-wrist jail time period after pleading responsible to gang assault in a deal struck with Bragg’s workplace.

Brame’s son, Hason Correa, 35, a vet and married father of three was overwhelmed and stabbed to dying in 2018 after getting jumped by at the very least 4 folks, together with Stewart, throughout a scuffle in Harlem. His 66-year-old father was severely injured within the melee.

One other defendant, Mary Saunders, served about one yr in jail whereas the case lingered in court docket earlier than she pleaded responsible to assault, additionally as a part of a plea deal, earlier this yr and received no further jail time.

Hason Correa
Hason Correa, seen along with his household, was overwhelmed and stabbed to dying in 2018.

Her two brothers, James and Chris Saunders, stay in jail, and can each go on trial for the homicide, prosecutors have stated.

Prosecutors stated earlier this yr that it could be tough to make a case towards Stewart and Mary Saunders.

However the slain vet’s grieving mother slammed the prosecutor on the case, accusing of her sitting “along with her tail between her legs” since she was assigned to it.

Brame stated if the unique prosecutor on the case, who has since left Bragg’s workplace, have been nonetheless there “all 4 of [the defendants] would have went to trial,” predicting that “a jury would have determined they have been responsible primarily based on the video proof and the 33 witnesses!”

Travis Stewart
Travis Stewart seems at a bail listening to for his homicide case within the dying of Hason Correa.
Steven Hirsch

She additionally unloaded on protection lawyer Toni Messina.

“Bulls–t! Bulls–t! Bulls–t!” Brame yelled in court docket. “Take your restorative progressive justice bulls–t and shove it up your ass, Messina!”

Bragg’s workplace identified that James and Chris Saunders would nonetheless go on trial when requested for remark.

Prosecutors have stated that whereas the 34-year-old Stewart had been concerned within the struggle, he wasn’t a part of the brawl when James Saunders allegedly took out a knife and stabbed Correa 9 occasions.

Yoran additionally stated throughout Mary Saunders’ listening to earlier this yr that prosecutors “don’t imagine that we will show past an affordable doubt that Mary Saunders knew that her brother had a knife, or that she shared the intent to kill Hason Correa.” 

Alvin Bragg
Bragg has acquired flack for his soft-on-crime insurance policies since he took workplace.
Gabriella Bass

In a scathing letter to Bragg and Gov. Kathy Hochul earlier this month, Brame slammed the DA for not consulting her earlier than slicing the plea offers with Stewart and Mary Saunders.

“You violated my rights as a criminal offense sufferer to be totally knowledgeable and to be heard,” the grieving mom wrote. “Why would you dismiss homicide expenses towards half of the individuals when the homicide and their roles have been caught on video?”

In court docket Wednesday, Brame’s ache continued to surge to the floor.

“Within the 4 years that I sat by means of this I by no means missed a court docket date,” she stated. “I by no means as soon as noticed one ounce of regret from Mr. Stewart. I noticed smiles, waving, blowing kisses like he’s a rock star. Not one drop!

“He took all the things from us when he took my son. He took my grandchildren’s father.”

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