Calls Grow to Drop Murder Charge for NYC Bodega Worker in Self-Defense Stabbing

6 months ago
Calls are growing across New York City to drop the charge of murder against a Manhattan bodega worker for killing an assailant who was attacking him inside his store on July 1. Store video shows that Jose Alba was at work in a modest bodega in Upper Manhattan when Austin Smith came behind the counter and physically accosted him. During the alteration, Alba stabbed Smith multiple times with a knife, killing him. “It is outrageous. The surveillance video makes it very clear that Mr. Alba was...
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