The man charged with the “cold-blooded” murder of a 19-year-old Burger King employee exploded in court, repeatedly shouting “Liar! to the judge at his arraignment Friday night.
Winston Glynn, 30, was sentenced to detention without bail for first-degree murder and robbery in the January 9 murder of Kristal Bayron-Nieves, who was shot during her shift at the fast food joint on East 116th Street and Lexington Street.
The alleged shooter had several outbursts during his first appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court, yelling at Judge Jay Weiner as he was escorted out of the courtroom, as his legal aid attorney stood up. excused.
“Liar! Didn’t you see the liar judge?” fumed the suspect.
The brief hearing was attended by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who did not comment.
Assistant District Attorney Dafna Yoran called for Glynn to be remanded in custody, citing the seriousness of the charges, the fact that he does not have a “stable address” and his ties to Florida and Jamaica.
“He intentionally killed a 19-year-old Burger King employee in a premeditated robbery at gunpoint…He also whipped two other people, who were present, including a manager of 60 years old,” Yoran said.
Glynn’s next court date has been set for January 19.
He was arrested earlier Friday at an address in Brooklyn, “where detectives recovered clothing worn by the killer that he was trying to get rid of,” Yoran said.
Police said they found him by reviewing “extensive” video footage which captured him wearing a distinctive backpack and white headphones.
Investigators were also able to track Glynn to a Manhattan store where he used an EBT card for a purchase before the murder, police officials said.
Glynn — a Jamaican national whose address is listed as a Days Inn in Queens that doubles as a homeless shelter — once worked at the same Burger King, though investigators don’t believe he targeted Bayron- Nieves early on Sunday morning.
The teenager was working as a cashier at the restaurant around 1 a.m. when a masked, armed robber entered and whipped a male customer before punching a female manager in the face, cops said.
“Give me the money!” he shouted while pointing a gun at Bayron-Nieves, according to a police source, who said the teenager had trouble opening the register drawer.
When she opened it, she handed the money to the thief. She was crouched behind a second ledger when she was shot, police officials said.
The teenager – who had gone into labor just three weeks earlier – was taken to Metropolitan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, cops said.
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Earlier on Friday, Glynn yelled at a crowd of angry onlookers as cops dragged him out of the 25th Precinct police station to take him to court.
“Where are our reparations for four hundred years of fucking slavery!” shouted the suspect.
“Fuck you all!” he shouted, according to video taken at the scene by a Post photographer.
Mayor Eric Adams attended a press conference announcing the suspect’s capture, saying he felt compelled to speak out about the “cold-blooded killer”.
“When I visited him [Bayron-Nieves’s] mother, just some kind of pain in her face, how it tore her apart. We don’t see those screams, you don’t often see the pain,” the Democrat said.