MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two of the three men charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Gabriela Aldana in west Miami-Dade two years ago appeared in bond court Wednesday morning.
Twenty-six-year-old Yondeivis Wongden-Hernandez, who is accused of firing the fatal shot, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He was denied bond.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town: Chefs Jose Mendin And Santo Agnello Open Italian Eatery Casa Isola
The two other men, 21-year-old Randy Rodriguez-Fernandez and 29-year-old Carlos Patterson-Torres have been charged with being an accessory after the fact.
On Wednesday, a judge set Paterson-Torres bond at $15,000 and ordered him to be on house arrest once he’s released from jail.
Rodriguez-Fernandez, whose bond was set at $20,000, is already out of jail. He’s also on house arrest.
The Aldana family released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon:READ MORE: Missing California Tourist Angela Morrisey Found In Medley
“We would like to take this moment to thank the Miami-Dade Police Department for a job well done. We are very grateful to the investigators, for working tirelessly and never giving up on our daughter’s case. We thank the community for always giving us support with words of encouragement and prayers. We will allow the justice system to take its course and we hope these individuals receive the maximum weight of the law.”
It was May 24, 2019, when Aldana was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Hookah Palace, at 11865 SW 26 Street in west Miami-Dade. It was 2:05 a.m. She was rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center where she died.
At the time, Aldana’s mother, Susana Martinez-Gispert, made an emotional plea hoping someone would come forward with information leading to an arrest.
“She is all I had and they took her from me,” she said. “You expect an elderly person to die or someone who’s sick. Not a 17-year-old girl full of life with no explanation.”
Police said Aldana was not the intended target of the shooting.MORE NEWS: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami
“She was there with her friends, there was some type of dispute that transpired that led to the shooting,” explained Det. Jessica Alvarez. “Actually it was a long-standing dispute that was unrelated to her.”