Self-proclaimed gang members headed for trial in September stabbing, robbery case
Self-proclaimed gang members who are accused of stabbing a man and robbing him on September 18 are set for trial.
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Conrad Torok, 19-year-old Gabriel Casarez and 20-year-old Raven Azure are accused breaking into the victims apartment in Bismarck stealing $5,000, a purse, wallet and cellphone.
Police say the victim was hospitalized for nearly a week and most of the time he was in the Intensive Care Unit. Officers say the victim had a punctured lung, a collapsed lung and blood pooling in his chest from the stabbing.
Documents indicate officers asked Casarez about a tattoo on his arm and he said it meant “Young Trap Money Gang.” Casarez and Azure told police the gang was Torok’s idea. The suspects told law enforcement that their intended purpose was to commit robberies. Officers believe there are also at least three minors in the gang.
Azure, Torok and Casarez are charged with accomplice to robbery with serious bodily injury. A minor identified in court document as D.L. is also accused of being involved in the robbery and stabbing.
Azure and Casarez have a joint trial on February 12.
Torok’s trial is scheduled for February 14.