STAMFORD — One of three males charged in the West Side murder of Antonio Robinson last May was arraigned Wednesday as family and friends of the slain Stamford Academy student looked on.
There was a small rumble made by Robinson’s group in the ground floor courtroom in Stamford when judicial marshals led Jimmy Jean-Baptiste, 18, into the courtroom at about 12:25 p.m.
Devin Janosov, the attorney for Jean-Baptiste, who is charged with accessory to murder, asked Judge Gary White for a reduction to the $500,000 court appearance bond his client is being held on and suggested the state put an ankle monitor on him.
Janosov said Jean-Baptiste, who came to Connecticut from Canada 14 years ago, was not a flight risk because all of his family are here in Stamford. Janosov said that Jean-Baptiste was employed delivering pizza in Greenwich and was enrolled in Stamford High School.
But Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Ferencek asked that the bond be left as set by another judge and said Jean-Baptiste was there on a very serious matter. White concurred and left the bond at half a million dollars.
As well as Jean-Baptiste, police on Tuesday arrested two others in connection with the murder of Robinson, 18, a former Stamford High School Black Knights football captain who was only weeks away from getting his diploma when he was gunned down on West Avenue on May 31.
The juvenile co-defendant, a 15-year-old boy, is charged with Robinson’s murder. And a 17-year-old unidentified male has been charged with accessory to murder, the same charges faced by Jean-Baptiste. The juveniles have not yet been publicly arraigned.