The man accused of murdering food delivery driver Zhiwen Yan in April has been released on $500,000 cash bail.
Glenn Hirsch, 51, is accused of stalking and murdering Yan, 45, on April 30. Hirsch appeared before a court in Kew Gardens, New York City on Monday, where the judge set a $500,000 cash bail, FOX 5 reports.
Investigators believe that Hirsch became enraged on Nov. 30 when he did not receive “duck sauce” with his take-out from Great Wall restaurant in Forest Hills, New York City where Yan worked. They believe Hirsch stalked and threatened workers for months before eventually shooting Yan while he went to do a delivery on April 30, New York Daily News reports.
Hirsch will have to stay in his home and wear an electric monitor while out on bail, CBS News reports. Michael Horn, Hirsch’s attorney, is happy with the decision.
“I thought the judge made a nice compromise about public safety versus the rights of an individual not convicted of a crime. Our position is that he’s not the guy who did this, that that person is still out there,” Horn said.
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