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Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James Quinones-Wright, is escorted from the First District Court in Hempstead as its cleared after a disturbance breaks out in the courtroom where Pedro Merchant was being arraigned. (Sept. 20, 2013)

Melee disrupts, briefly shuts down Hempstead court

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead.

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant
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The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept 20, 2013)

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant
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The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept 20, 2013)

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant
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The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept. 20, 2013)

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Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept 20, 2013)

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Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept 20, 2013)

Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old
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Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept 20, 2013)

Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James
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(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James Quinones-Wright, is escorted from the First District Court in Hempstead as its cleared after a disturbance breaks out in the courtroom where Pedro Merchant was being arraigned. (Sept 20, 2013)

Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James
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(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Chrissie Quinones, mother of murder victim Dante James Quinones-Wright, is escorted from the First District Court in Hempstead as its cleared after a disturbance breaks out in the courtroom where Pedro Merchant was being arraigned. (Sept. 20, 2013)

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Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old
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Arrests are made after the arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept. 20, 2013)

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant
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(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The arraignment of 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Merchant was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept. 20, 2013)

The arraignment of murder suspect Pedro Merchant, 20,
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The arraignment of murder suspect Pedro Merchant, 20, was disrupted by a courtroom melee that included the brief shutdown of First District Court in Hempstead. (Sept. 20, 2013)

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