On Friday, January 25, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced the indictment of two suspects accused of mowing down a crowd with a car during a New Years Day brawl in front of the 93 Lounge [315 93rd St.], as Denise Romano and Helen Klein write for Home Reporter.
One suspect, Charles Amado, 34 allegedly drove a car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring two and crashing into eight parked cars. Then Andrea Jobity, 39, reportedly climbed over Amado and, in an apparent attempt to flee, crashed the car into several parked vehicles.
After announcing the charges, DA Hynes told reporters he would not accept a guilty plea from the accused in exchange for a reduced sentence.
“I have had the file marked ‘no plea,’” said Hynes, at the Bay Ridge Community Council’s annual president’s luncheon the following day. “When we convict them we are going to send them to jail for a very long time.”
“We are going to work together to ensure that this place gets closed,” State Senator Marty Golden, who along with Councilman Vincent Gentile has spoken out in favor of closing the 93 Lounge, said. “This place does not belong in our community. It’s a bad place.”
According to Home Reporter, Amado is being charged with three counts of attempted murder in the second degree, four counts of assault in the first degree, vehicular assault in the first degree, and driving while intoxicated. Because Jobity has a previous DWI conviction, she is being charged with driving while intoxicated as a Class-E felony.