In October of 2010, Jairo Pastoressa turned himself in to police and was charged with second-degree murder. He had stabbed another man in his New York City apartment. Pastoressa was then sent to Rikers Island, where he spent six years just waiting for a trial, and ultimately agreed to a plea deal. The right to a speedy trial is one of the reforms state Senate Democrats are pushing for this session. They outlined all of their criminal justice reforms Tuesday. Senator Jamaal Bailey and Anna Pastoressa, the mother of Jairo Pastoressa, join us to discuss.
The right to a speedy trial among Senate Democrats' reforms
By Capital Tonight Staff | February 13, 2018 @5:12 PM