Woman skips arraignment on charge of misleading police in Jones slaying; warrant issued
PITTSFIELD — An arrest warrant has been issued for a city woman after she failed to appear for her arraignment on charges connected to the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.
Dayanlee Bracero-Quirindo, 24, was indicted by a Berkshire grand jury on June 26 on two counts of misleading a police officer.
According to court documents obtained by The Eagle, Bracero-Quirindo is accused of misleading police in the case on two separate occasions; once on Oct. 2, 2017, the night Jones was shot, and again on Dec. 13, 2017.
Details regarding those statements to police were not immediately available.
Judge John Agostini issued the warrant for her arrest on Thursday after Bracero-Quirindo failed to appear in Berkshire Superior Court.
According to information aired in court, Bracero-Quirindo contacted the Superior Court Clerk's Office after receiving a summons, which satisfied the court that she received it and was aware she was required to appear.
Three people have been charged with murder in the case: Elizabeth "Nunu" Perez, 27; Carey Pilot, 46; and Gary Linen, 39, have all pleaded not guilty to their respective charges and all are being held without the right to bail.
Pilot and Linen previously were indicted, on charges including murder, by grand juries convened under then-Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello. Charges against the two were dropped this year amid questions regarding whether evidence was presented properly to those grand juries.
Both cases were submitted to a new grand jury, which handed down fresh indictments against Pilot and Linen and a new indictment against Perez, who had not been previously charged.
Prosecutors believe that Pilot set off a shootout on Dewey Avenue about 10:45 p.m. Oct. 2, 2017, when she opened fire toward Perez and Linen, with whom she had been in a fight earlier in the day.
Jones, 22, who was in a nearby parked car, was struck in the head by gunfire and died hours later.
If convicted of the murder charges, each defendant faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A charge of misleading a police officer carries a penalty of up to 10 years in state prison.
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