NC Latin Kings Pre-Trial Update

From ALKQN Support

Tuesday, October 9th we had the pleasure of seeing our dear friends and co-defendants of the struggle.  The motions hearing went as well as could be expected with small victories hear and there.  There seems to have been some shake ups and confusions regarding law, being a lawyer, and doing “go work” on both sides of the bench.

At the beginning of the hearing one co-defendant was severed from the case due to his lawyers’ inability of being a proficient lawyer.  This attorney admitted to having never visited her client, she did not even attempt to contact her client or comprehend the seriousness of working on such a case, and was finally allowed off the case, thus severing one co-defendant.  The situation now is that we have seven co-defendants going into trial.

As the hearing continued on several motions were heard and discussed back and forth.  One motion, challenging claims made by: US Attorneys, FBI, Guilford County Sheriffs, Greensboro Police Department, and Informant(s) of the existence of audio on conversations in December of 2009 was heard after a 15 minute recess due to the prosecution having to go find the material needed to back up their claim to audio evidence. Turns out that police and federal agents are having a hard time knowing the specifics of the conversation, when the conversation took place, and seem confused about whether said conversation was recorded or the evidence just being some written statement by someone…

For having several government agencies spying on our dear friends over the years, the prosecution does not seem to know the specifics of several alleged “overt acts” and when challenged to produce evidence the prosecution began to wave around pieces of paper, in a manner to convince themselves more so than the rest of us, claiming to have evidence.

Parts of other motions were allowed, some denied, and other parts would be raised when relevant.

Jury selection begins next week.

Trial starts Monday October 22, 2012.

Thank you all who showed your support and having the strength to stand up against power!

All co-defendants have been transferred to Forsyth County Detention Center in Winston Salem.

Jorge Peter Cornell

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Russell Lloyd Kilfoil

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Randolph Leif Kilfoil

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Samuel Isaac Velasquez

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Irvin Vasquez

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Carlos Coleman

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101

Ernesto Wilson 

Forsyth County Detention Center

201 N. Church St.

Winston Salem NC, 27101