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Bronx Victim's Family Disgusted by Suspects Release

Bronx Victim's Family Disgusted by Suspects Release


The family of a 30-year-old man tortured in the vicious antigay attack in the Bronx, New York wants to know how prosecutors could release four of the 11 suspects.

According to the New York Daily News, "Dennis Piters, 17, became the latest teen freed from jail yesterday after the District Attorney's Office admitted there was 'insufficient evidence' against him."

The cousin of the victim demanded to know why prosecutors would free four of the Latin King Goonies gang members after what happened to his relative, who was targeted for being sexually involved with two 17-year-olds in the Morris Heights neighborhood.

"Their friends sodomized them with a damn stick. These guys should be held responsible for the parts they played that day," said the relative, according to the Daily News.

"Of the remaining seven Latin King Goonies gang members still implicated, four have been indicted and a grand jury is still hearing the case against three of the others," reports the Daily News.

Prosecutors say they believe they will have a more successful outcome by focusing on the main actors in the case, where the criminal complaints against the four released men contained too few details of their involvement in the assault.

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