Carlos Montero was 17 years old when he was arrested and for the past seven years has been waiting in Rikers Island for a trial.
According to the New York Post, Montero was with two friends in Washington Heights when one fatally stabbed a man and the other slashed on Oct. 23, 2008.
Montero has tried to get his case seen before a judge separate from the two he was with that night, but hasn’t had any success. His lawyer won’t seek bail as he believes its a lost cause.
The state statue that is suppose to guarantee a prisoner a speedy trial within 180 days not hold in regards to murder trials, so he waits.
According to the city’s Independent Budget Office, the cost to house one inmate in 2012 was $167,731.
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