Miami – August 21, 2019
“Acts of violence will not be tolerated in our community, particularly in sacred places of worship. My team of experienced prosecutors, including the Chief of my Hate Crimes Unit, are working together with law enforcement to properly investigate and charge this case accordingly.
Our residents should not have to live in fear of violence when they are in their chosen place of worship.
I am committed to filing the appropriate charges based on the evidence we uncover, and to vigorously prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law.
This morning, my office requested the defendant be held in custody without bond, and the Court so ordered. The Court also issued a Stay-Away Order from the victim and Young Israel of Greater Miami synagogue.”
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