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In a stunning twist, the Bronx District Attorney’s office is now pushing to upgrade charges against a convicted sex offender, Van Phu Bui, following his recent sucker-punch attack on an innocent man, Your Content has learned.
The victim, Jesus Cortes, endured a horrifying assault, resulting in a fractured skull and brain bleed.
Initially, prosecutors had downgraded the charges against Bui after the disturbing incident, causing public outrage. However, in a dramatic change of heart, they are now demanding that the charges be elevated once more. Bui, who had callously claimed he shouldn’t be incarcerated as long as Cortes survived, faced scrutiny during a parole hearing and was deemed an “imminent threat to the community.”
This sudden move by the DA’s office comes after New York Governor Kathy Hochul intervened, ordering Bui’s return to jail. The community remains on edge as they await the outcome of this legal battle, seeking justice for the victim and accountability for the attacker’s actions, according to FlipBoard.