March 26, 2014: The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 16 year old Najee Bilaal, 15 year old Zaria Estes, and 15 year old Kanesha Gainey with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, Possession of an Instrument of a Crime (PIC), Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (REAP) for several assaults near the Temple campus on March 21, 2014. All three defendants have been charged as Direct File Juveniles; i.e. they have been charged as adults by the District Attorney’s Office. The defendants have been arraigned; bail for Gainey was set at $75,000, and bail for Estes and Bilaal was set at $100,000 each. The next listing for all three is April 10, 2014 in courtroom 1006.
Teens Charged As Adults