Bail Lowered For 16 Year-Old Spring Valley HS Student

16 Year-old Christopher Bermeo was seen in Rockland County Court on Wednesday where a Judge lowered bail for the Spring Valley High School student who was arrested last week after stabbing a classmate in the halls of the school. The 17 year-old victim was stabbed four times with a penknife and according to Bermeo’s defense attorney, Benjamin Greenwald, his client was defending himself from verbal and physical bullying. On Wednesday, the teen pleaded not guilty to charged of attempted murder and assault and the Judge agreed with Greenwald to lower the bail from $500,000 to 50,000 based on Bermeo’s age and the unlikeliness that he would flee. The victim spent a few days in the hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries and is not home with a protective order against his assailant. Bermeo was suspended from school and would most likely be home schooled in the event he makes bail.

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