Suspects in Yoselis Barrios murder held without bond

Suspects in the alleged murder of Yoselis Barrios appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing. Kevin Sorto, 20, and Victor Hernandez, 20, have both been charged with first-degree murder while armed.

On Nov. 7, police arrived at the 1300 block of Rittenhouse St., NW for the sound of gunshots. Police arrived and found an adult male and Barrios suffering from gunshot wounds in an alley near the location. Both were taken to the hospital, where Barrios, 16, died after life saving efforts failed.

Sorto and Hernandez are both being held without bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.


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