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PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT FROM AG CANDIDATE MICHAEL HENRY ON BAIL REFORM RELEASE OF BUFFALO MAN WANTED IN HOMICIDE CASE

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October 6, 2022

STATEMENT FROM AG CANDIDATE MICHAEL HENRY on BAIL REFORM RELEASE of BUFFALO MAN WANTED in HOMICIDE CASE

New York, NY — New York State Attorney General candidate Michael Henry today released the following statement after reports surfaced that a Buffalo individual wanted in a homicide case had been released a day prior due to bail reform on domestic violence related charges:

“Kearia Hudson feared for her life. The most dangerous law in New York history, supported by my opponent Letitia James, allowed the man who attacked her, Adam Bennefield, on a Tuesday to be released. He’s now wanted for questioning in Kearia’s Wednesday murder.

Our criminal justice system is an injustice to victims. It defies common-sense that a man who kicked, punched and threatened to harm a person with a knife and box-cutter, and who prevented his victim from calling for help was released.

My opponent claims that we need more data, and that’s despicable because that means more victims. Kearia Hudson didn’t deserve this. She deserved safety. This man should have been behind bars.

This will change when I defeat Letitia James and put New Yorkers and their safety first.

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