Jail releases father of murdered teen who tried to to attack suspect in courtroom
A magistrate has suspended the ten-day jail sentence she handed down this week to the man who lunged at a suspect charged in connection with the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter.
Youngstown Municipal Court Magistrate Meghan Brundege on Friday ordered that 37-year-old Jose Monserrat be released after serving two days of a ten-day sentence she imposed on Wednesday for contempt of court.
Jose Monserrat is the father of Amya Monserrat who was fatally shot while attending a Sweet 16 birthday party at Martha's Boulevard Tavern in Youngstown on April 15.
Magistrate Brundege found the teen's father in contempt of court when he tried to attack 20-year-old Saun Peterson during a hearing to reduce his bond from $1 million to $750,000,
Police charged Peterson with complicity to commit murder for allegedly driving the car involved in the drive-by shooting of the teen.
Court employees and Police immediately stepped in to break up the fight and clear the courtroom.
Jose Monserrat was released from the jail on Friday.