The crazed devil accused of beating his 82-year-old great grandmother to death in the East Village wouldn’t have been free to kill her if his mom hadn’t bailed him out of jail, law enforcement sources said Monday.
Gary Bias, 23, was arrested Nov. 14 on assault charges for pounding his stepfather Ahmed Green, 43, with a miniature baseball bat, shattering one eye socket and opening a deep gash over Green’s left eyebrow in a Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, apartment, court records show.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge George Grasso set bail at $10,000, and ordered Bias to stay away from Green and Bias’ mother, Alisha Green, court records show.
Bias’ charges were upped to attempted murder and he was ordered held without bail.
On March 10, he was sent to a psychiatric facility.
Then, on June 21, he was found to be fit to stand trial.
During the hearing, Bias’ Legal Aid lawyer Jane Sampeur asked Judge Joseph Gubbay to reinstate bail.
“I am also going to ask at this time that the remand be lifted as he is now fit to proceed and the original bail set be restored in the amount of $10,000,” Sampeur told Grasso.
Assistant District Attorney Glenn Singer did not object.
Gubbay then reinstated his $10,000 bail.
“New bail set,” Gubbay said.
On Aug. 9, his mom Alisha Green posted his $10,000 bail, despite the order of protection and the attack upon her husband, law enforcement sources said.
Bias was free to go.
He appeared in mental health court twice in September before Judge Michael D’Emic.
Then, on Friday, Bias burst into his great grandmother Ella-Nae Bias’ apartment in Alphabet City, duct-taped her to a chair and beat her to death, officials said.
With Bias’ body in the chair, he then called his mom and got her to come to the apartment.
He put duct tape over her mouth, taped her to another chair, beat her unconscious and then left.
She worked herself free and summoned help from neighbors.
After cops caught Bias, he told them he was mad he hadn’t killed his mom, prosecutors said Saturday.
“I have no comments for you regarding this case,” Sampeur told the Daily News on Monday when asked why she requested bail be reinstated back in June.
Brooklyn prosecutors declined comment, but a law enforcement source familiar with the case said nothing had changed since his arrest to justify an increase in bail.
“He was remanded for the purpose of the psychiatric evaluation,” the source said.
“About seven months passed between his arrest and the hearing, and nothing new happened. His family believed he was schizophrenic and they wanted him free.”
Bias has 12 prior arrests, including for hawking chocolate bars in the subway. He is now being held without bail.