Suspect accused of shooting teen at birthday party denied bail amid COVID-19 worries

Kameron Wallace asked to be released on bail because of COVID-19 fears in the jail system.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2020, 2:16 AM

Updated 1,487 days ago

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The bail hearing took place Friday for the man accused of shooting 16-year-old Sincear Wallace at a birthday party over two years ago.
Kameron Wallace asked to be released on bail because of COVID-19 fears in the jail system.
The judge and lawyers communicated on a monitoring where News 12 was able to see them. Hearings are remote because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wallace is accused of shooting Wallace, who was 16, at a Sweet Sixteen party at Maestro's Caterers in Morris Park.
The judge says the crisis is not a get out of jail free card, and ultimately denied him bail.
Over 1,500 inmates have been released in recent weeks because of fears of the virus spreading, but most are facing less serious charges.
Wallace's defense lawyer argues that Rikers Island is not properly social distanced, and adequate supplies are not available.
The ADA says according to affidavits he got form jail staff, they receive regular shipments of supplies.
Williams' mother as on of few actually in the courtroom, where her emotions were full of anxiety while awaiting the judge's decision.
"My heart was like coming out of my mouth," she says. "He didn't jump the turnstile or steal something. He killed somebody. He took a life. How could it be that there's a possibility that he might walk the streets? I'm thankful that the person who killed my son won't be on the streets right now."
The ADA adds that the jail population is the lowest it has been since World War II.
Wallace's next court date is July 21.
 


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