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Anchor Bar suspects arraigned on murder charges for second time

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 12:18:41-05

The alleged gunman and getaway driver in the Anchor Bar shooting were arraigned for the second time on murder and weapons charges.

Suspected gunman Jorge Suarez and getaway driver Gregory Ramos faced a judge for a second arraignment in the Anchor Bar shooting of Freddie Dizon.

This superseding indictment comes after a judge dismissed charges against the driver, Ramos, back in December based on insufficient evidence.

The Erie County District Attorney's office presented new evidence to the original Grand Jury in order to bring back second-degree murder charges to the co-defendants. Both Ramos and Suarez pleaded not guilty.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said the importance of trying the defendants together is the protection of the judicial process, keeping all evidence and witnesses together.

"I'll renew my motion to sever this case...In my opinion, I believe they're different cases, different people and they should be tried separately," said Ramos's lawyer, Joseph Terranova.

Ramos and Suarez will appear in court again on March 23rd.