Charges dropped against one brother accused in man’s death

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Charges have been dropped against one of two brothers accused in the killing of a man that police say was spurred by a disrespectful look.

Online court documents show conspiracy to commit criminal homicide charges against 35-year-old Juan M. Castro-Oquendo were withdrawn and he was released from York County Prison on Friday.

A criminal homicide charge against Jose Castro-Oquendo, 31, has been held for court and he remains jailed without bail, according to documents. A conspiracy to commit criminal homicide charge, however, has been dropped.

The brothers were arrested following the death last month of 22-year-old Lester Cortes-Cotto.

Witnesses reported to police the brothers attacked Cortes-Cotto after the younger brother felt “disrespected” by a look the victim gave him.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

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