Bronx judge denies bail to man charged with killing cab driver after fare dispute
A Bronx judge denied bail Thursday to the man charged with killing a Bronx cab driver after a fare dispute — rejecting cries from the accused killer’s lawyer that the case was “paper-thin.”
The attorney, Cary London, argued his case, as Nicholas Sanchez, in cuffs, pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the early Monday killing of driver Barry Mamadou.
Mamadou, 39, a native of Guinea, was expecting his fourth child with his wife. He was found dead in his green taxi near Fordham University around 1:30 a.m., police said. Sanchez, 24, shot Mamdou in the head after demanding a detour to a McDonalds near Crotona Ave. and E. 189th St. The long-time cabbie had picked up his eventual killer on Cypress Ave. in the Port Morris area, cops said.