Reyes pled not guilty to all charges and is currently being held on $5 million bail.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
San Francisco criminal defense attorney Christopher Morales is the new defense lawyer for Wilfredo “Flaco” Reyes. Reyes, 31, is an alleged MS-13 gang leader who has been accused of conspiracy in the 2008 triple murder of a father and his two sons [People v. Reyes, San Francisco Super. Ct. No. 12018724]. According to court documents, on June 22, 2008, Anthony Bologna, 48, and his two sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco’s Excelsior district while they were driving home from a family picnic. The Bolognas were mistaken for members of a rival gang [People v. Ramos, San Francisco Super. Ct. No. 2373502].
Earlier this year in May, Edwin Ramos, 25, an alleged MS-13 gang member from El Sobrante, was found guilty of the 2008 Bologna family murders [People v. Ramos, San Francisco Super. Ct. No. 2373502]. As cited in court documents, during Ramos’ trial, he testified that he was driving the vehicle that was used in the shooting, but that his passenger, Wilfredo Reyes, was the actual shooter. The key witness and sole survivor of the shootings was Andrew Bologna, the third son of Anthony Bologna who was in the victims’ vehicle and ducked in time to avoid the gun shots. Bologna testified that Edwin Ramos was the shooter and driver of the vehicle who killed his father and brothers. Ramos was sentenced to 3 life terms in prison for the triple murder.
Court records indicate that Wilfredo Reyes was arrested on July 9, 2012, less than two months after Ramos’ conviction, in Salisbury, NC and has since been extradited to San Francisco. A series of photographs taken of Reyes in 2009 by Officer Bryan Teal of the Duncan, S.C. Police Department suggests that while Edwin Ramos stood trial, Reyes was in Greenville, SC, where his mother’s family lives. At the Ramos trial, Officer Teal testified that he mailed the San Francisco DA's office a package containing the footage and photographs of Wilfredo Reyes. However, Assistant DA Harry Dorfman, who prosecuted the murder case, stated under oath that he never received that package.
Wilfredo Reyes has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of aiding and abetting in the discharge of a firearm, and one count of participating in a criminal street gang. Reyes pled not guilty to all charges and is currently being held on $5 million bail.
More information is expected to be released.
About San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer Christopher Morales
Christopher Morales is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and has been in private practice since 1991. Mr. Morales has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer and is rated superb by Avvo.com. He has handled numerous high profile cases, including the Biletnikoff murder case [People v. Ali, San Mateo County Super. Ct. No. SC35805] in 2004, and has appeared on television as an expert commentator on cases such as the Scott Peterson murder trial [People v. Peterson, San Mateo County Super. Ct. No. SC55500].
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Christopher Morales, Criminal Defense Attorney
1 Daniel Burnham Court, Suite 240C
San Francisco, CA 94109
Office: (415) 552-1215
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