Latest example of Steve Descano’s bail policy freeing a killer
Josh Christenson • Sep 23, 2022 5:00 AM
In May, Kevin Alexander Remus was released from prison for the second time in a month, thanks to one of Virginia’s top progressive prosecutors. Four months later he killed a man.
Fairfax County police on Wednesday announced that Remus had confessed to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Darling Ariel Diaz Flores. and released Remus without bail in April on drug charges. In May, Descano, after being charged with drug possession and violating pretrial release, released Remus, who killed Flores four months later.
The case is the latest example of how progressive bail reform has allowed repeat offenders to commit murder. Descano’s office released or dropped charges against four criminals who committed murders this year. Killed.
Left-wing billionaire George Soros donated more than $500,000 to Descano’s campaign as part of a nationwide push to elect a progressive prosecutor. Since then, many Soros-backed prosecutors have withdrawn bail and released criminals before trial in an effort to reduce incarceration.
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyales (Republican) washington free beacon “Fairfax federal attorneys must do their jobs and fight for justice for victims, not criminals.”
Miyares said, “It is not only disrespectful to victims of violent crimes to give hard sentences to hardened offenders and allow them to quickly return to the streets of Virginia, it is also disrespectful to the victims of violent crimes. produce victims.
Major Ed O’Carroll Said Remus is no stranger to Fairfax County police, having interacted with officers more than 80 times in the past.
“We are all safe with Remus in prison,” said O’Carroll. “He chose to carry a gun. Not for the first time. He chose to shoot a man and ultimately take his life in Fairfax County Saturday night. Now he’s seeing the consequences of his actions.” You will face it.”
Descano’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
Homicides in Fairfax County increased 40% a year after Descano took office. They set the pace above his 2021 level, with at least a dozen recorded so far this year.
But Descano shows no signs of changing course. In September the Public Prosecutor’s Office dropped most charges against repeat offenders. threatened a cop with a loaded rifleGiven his record, the man could have been sent to prison for over a decade. Thanks to Descano’s intervention, the criminal only ends up serving six months in prison.
9:58 am update: This article has been updated with comments from Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares.
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