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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    NY - Man charged after Jose Colon, '73 shooting victim, dies in 2005

    A man who pleaded guilty to paralyzing a Puerto Rican teen in a racially charged shooting in 1973 was held without bail yesterday on new murder charges after the victim died 31 years later.
    A disheveled Ralph Alini pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court to the murder of José Colon, who was left a quadriplegic at the age of 15 after Alini shot him in the neck during a race riot between Puerto Ricans and Italians in Park Slope.

    Colon lived until last year, when he succumbed, at age 47, to an infection the city's medical examiner said stemmed from injuries sustained in the shooting.

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    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From September 2006:

    It took 33 years, but Esther Colon is finally satisfied, “somewhat satisfied,” as Ralph Alini, now in his late 60s, faced a judge yesterday and was sentenced to up to six years in prison for a shooting that took over 30 years to claim its victim.

    Esther’s brother Jose Colon had been on his way home during a chaotic race riot in Park Slope back in 1973 — over a decade before the influx of the progressive yuppies who transformed it into an upscale neighborhood of lovingly restored brownstones...

    [Alini] pleaded guilty last month — a self-serving gesture that saved him a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison, if convicted by a jury.

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