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In a harrowing incident near Times Square, a brutal knife fight between two men has left the community in shock, Your Content has learned.
Jesus Ramirez, 28, and Guarionex Torres, 49, were involved in a tragic altercation that led to Torres losing his life. Despite prosecutors’ efforts to keep Ramirez in jail, he was released on bail from Rikers Island less than a day after the incident.
Ramirez, who knew Torres from their time in Times Square, claimed the altercation was an act of self-defense. However, the severity of the attack, which involved a knuckle knife blade, resulted in Torres being mutilated and losing his life.
The accused murderer faced charges of second-degree murder and weapon possession during a court appearance, where he pleaded self-defense. The judge granted his release on bail, requiring 10 percent of a $100,000 partially secured bond.
The incident has brought attention to the safety concerns in the area, raising questions about the decision to release Ramirez on bail. The community mourns the loss of Guarionex Torres and awaits further developments in this tragic case, according to FLIPBOARD.