Suspect Charged With Helping Conceal Murdered Woman's Body Gets Bail Refunded

Holly Matkin

Caitlyn O’Rourke, 22, allegedly helped her boyfriend, Jared Eng, after he slashed his mother's throat.

Manhattan, NY – A Manhattan judge ordered that bail be returned to a woman who helped to hide the body of her boyfriend’s murdered mother because the offenses she has been charged with are no longer subject to bail under New York’s criminal justice reforms.

Caitlyn O’Rourke, 22, has been accused of helping her boyfriend, Jared Eng, after he murdered his mother, Paula Chin, by slashing her throat in January of 2019, the New York Daily News reported.

Chin’s mutilated body was later discovered at her second home in New Jersey.

She had been stuffed into a garbage bag and tossed into an outdoor garbage container, according to the Daily Freeman.

Court documents revealed that Eng later confessed to the murder, noting that it took his mother “a while to die,” the New York Daily News reported.

“It was like a nightmare,” O’Rourke told the paper shortly after the incident. “Like a movie.”

O’Rourke faces charges of concealment of a human corpse and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Daily Freeman.

On Monday, attorney Sarah Kauffman told Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson that O’Rourke was no longer subject to bail due to New York’s bail reform laws, which went into effect on Jan. 1, the New York Daily News reported.

“She is charged with a nonviolent offense. A nonqualifying offense,” Kauffman argued.

The judge noted that helping to conceal a dead body and tampering with evidence were O’Rourke’s first criminal charges.

“I see no reason to set supervised release,” Jackson declared. “Bail is exonerated. It will be returned to whoever posted it for you.”

The list of crimes that no longer qualify for bail includes hundreds of offenses, such as stalking, arson, resisting arrest, money laundering in support of terrorism, rioting, vehicular assault, unlawful imprisonment, negligent homicide, and a slew of drug-related charges.

Criminal offenses against children, including child abuse, promoting child prostitution, facilitating female genital mutilation, and possessing or promoting a sexual performance by a child will also be treated with a mandatory release.

Obstructing governmental duties by means of a bomb, killing a police K9 or horse, and obstructing emergency medical services personnel were also included on the no-jail list.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also stationed workers on Rikers Island to dole out gifts to all inmates.

Carrying all of the taxpayer-purchased rewards, including $25 debit cards, Mets tickets, free transit passes, movie tickets, and various gift cards, has become such a burden that the city is working to purchase drawstring bags so criminals can pack their prizes out more easily, the New York Post reported.

There are even plans in the works to kick in some prepaid cell phones as part of New York’s soft-on-crime criminal justice reform law changes.

Over $500,000 has been used to purchase additional items, such as winter coats, the New York Post reported. The Steve Madden shoe company has also donated footwear to the cause.

Although de Blasio originally touted the gifts as an incentive to get people to show up to court, they’re now being bestowed upon all exiting criminals – including those who have wrapped up their sentences and have no further court hearings in connection with their latest round of offenses, the New York Post reported.

The city is using taxpayer dollars not only to shower criminals with gifts, but also to pay the workers from nonprofit groups that are doling everything out to them.

“It’s a sad state of affairs when the city bends over backward to reward criminals instead of protecting the victims of their crimes,” one law enforcement source told the paper. “What’s next? Free limo service back home?”

As many as 15,000 inmates are expected to rake in the prizes supplied by the incentive program, according to the New York Post.

“2020 is going to be the year of the perp,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post.

Comments (20)
JBoH
JBoH

I read the headline...knew it was New York. Does she also get a prize?

No. 1-17
MSK
MSK

Pure insanity. Truly incredible.

LEO0301
LEO0301

What the hell, just do away with all laws. Let it be like the wild west. The one with the biggest gun wins.

Marxest
Marxest

I'm a law abiding citizen first and foremost, but I feel a need to test these incentives out! I can commit a low to medium crime, get arrested and get released without bail and get free tickets and a metrocard? That sounds absolutely marvelous! Sign me up!!!! I'm gonna smoke a fat one while beating up some white guy, I'll get bail and some tickets and a free subway ride! I can't wait! Who's with me???

Aramovich
Aramovich

Long time ago there was a fiction story that envisioned a time when crime was regulated by the government and ran on a rewards system. Certain crimes were prohibited on certain days of the week and did not get a government reward. Wow, prescience?

Mama1959
Mama1959

This is total bullshit....

RunCop
RunCop

Liberals are the dumbest fucks in America.

Raymelson
Raymelson

When the law can't protect the law abiding citizens then the citizens must protect them selfies so my suggestion would be to the citizens of new York stay locked loaded and ready

colonelorville
colonelorville

Don't reside in New York or San Francisco if you're sane. Whatever's controlling those places may be catching. I don't particularly admire President Trump, but there are politicians that are far worse in the Democratic Party and we're either going to have four more years of Trump or one of them. Maybe we need a 21st Century version of the Mayflower, but where would we sail it to?

Sargejh
Sargejh

Jesus! 🙄

Stanracer
Stanracer

Wait...what???? What a stupid system.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Hey you people in NY put deblasio in office now you are paying for it..

GLOCK_LAWMAN
GLOCK_LAWMAN

I'd say this to marxist , would be this white guy receiving all the gifts because you would be dead if you tried to beat me. Think about that.

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

This is promoting crime. Watch it rise!

justhefactsmaam
justhefactsmaam

"There are even plans in the works to kick in some prepaid cell phones as part of New York’s soft-on-crime criminal justice reform law changes."

I thought they already had free phones from HUD and SNAP? The government really shouldn't be in charge of anything. They should even have the rounded, dull scissors at this point....

Woobie46
Woobie46

Thanks obamma

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

@LEO0301 We should build walls around New York and Commieformia and let them be to their own devices like in the movie Escape From New York except this time, there’s no one to save.


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