The Bronx ex-con who had been released without bond after being accused of killing his 15-year-old stepson was arrested again on Thursday when it emerged that he had admitted to choking Corde Scott because the teenager was being teased at school.
Tyresse Minter, who was released on Wednesday by a compassionate Bronx judge after being charged with manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of Corde on January 23, was reportedly back in police custody due to a parole violation, according to Governor Kathy Hochul.
Public safety is my first priority, Hochul declared in a statement. Tyresse Minter is still being held after the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision issued a warrant for his arrest earlier today.
In response to Minter’s arrest for allegedly killing the teen, Hochul stated that the Department of Corrections was “initiating the parole revocation process” against him.
Minter, 28, was sentenced to a year in state prison for felony assault in the Bronx in 2019 and was scheduled to be released in December, according to records.
When reports claimed he brought up Scott from school on the day of the boy’s death after he was bullied at school and the two got into a fight in the family apartment, he was still on parole.
According to the sources, Minter made a bargain with Bronx Criminal Court Judge Naita Semaj in court on Wednesday: if you admit to choke-holding Scott, I’ll release you without bond.
Despite Bronx prosecutors asking that he be kept without bond, the sources claimed that Minter confessed and was freed. In the case, even his public defender requested a $10,000 bail.
Why Minter wasn’t charged right away with violating his parole was a mystery. An inquiry for comments was not immediately answered by parole officials.
Karen Glenn, Scott’s mother, revealed to The Post on Thursday that she personally called the state parole board on Wednesday to inquire about Minter’s parole status but was told they had no further action to take.
Glenn remarked, “I couldn’t believe what was occurring. “I must stand up for my son. Corde is now unable to speak. Here’s my son.
Minter wasn’t actually taken into custody again until Thursday.
In her statement, Hochul stated, “We will continue coordinating with our partners in law enforcement to promote public safety across the state. We will continue working closely with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office throughout this process as it prosecutes the charges.
Glenn expressed her relief that Minter was at last back in custody.
This makes me very delighted, she remarked. “I have faith in the legal system. Yesterday, I felt so defeated.