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court documents show conspiracy to commit criminal homicide charges against 35-year-old Juan M. Castro-Oquendo were withdrawn and he was released from York County Prison on Friday.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