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Watch Outrage Over Prosecution of NYC Bodega Clerk Jose Alba News Video

Watch Outrage Over Prosecution of NYC Bodega Clerk Jose Alba News Video

“A growing chorus of voices is urging Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to drop a murder charge against a bodega clerk who fatally stabbed a man who had gone behind the counter and pushed him.

“The bodega clerk, Jose Alba, 61, was working at the Blue Moon Convenient Store in Upper Manhattan on the night of July 1 when he got into a deadly altercation with Austin Simon, according to a copy of Alba’s criminal complaint.

“Alba was also allegedly stabbed by Simon’s girlfriend during the incident, the complaint states.

“Simon’s girlfriend, who is not named in the complaint, had left the store after her payment was declined while attempting to buy a snack for her daughter, and she alleged in the complaint that Alba had grabbed her daughter’s hand to retrieve the snack.

“She later returned to the store with Simon.”

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