Court Update: North Salem Brothers

Jonathan P. Owoo, 19, and Michael X. Owoo, 17, appeared in Southeast Justice Court Thursday.

The North Salem brothers facing felony charges in connection with the attack on two Brewster teens could see a resolution as early as next month.

Jonathan P. Owoo, 19, and Michael X. Owoo, 17, appeared before Judge Gregory L. Folchetti in Southeast Justice Court Thursday. Corrections officers transported the young men there from the Putnam County Jail, where they have been since late June.

Both defense lawyers and Assistant District Attorney Christopher York told Folchetti that discussions and negotiations were ongoing, and a resolution may be reached by the brothers' next court appearance. 

Folchetti——set that date as Nov. 15. Each defendant is in jail on $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond bail.

The Owoos were initially sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond bail. Officials from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office  arrested the brothers on felony assault charges in July, following a fight that left one of the two victims in critical condition.

Ashley Tarr November 22, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Here's an update: The brothers, who were in shackles, appeared in Southeast Justice Court Nov. 15 with their lawyers. Both attorneys are still in discussions with the Putnam County District Attorney's office, and it looks like one of the cases may be headed to trial, according to what was said during the session. Both Owoos were remanded to jail on the same bail, and they are both due back Dec. 20.


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