Hearing postponed for student arrested for unlicensed firearm possession

The second hearing for Angel De La Cruz, an MIT senior arrested last month for unlicensed possession of firearms in his dorm room, has been rescheduled to Mar. 13, according to his lawyer, Kristin Weberg. The hearing was originally to take place Feb. 13. De La Cruz is currently being held in custody without bail.

De La Cruz nevertheless made an appearance at court Tuesday. Many people showed up to support him, Weberg said in a call with The Tech.

Asked why De La Cruz was denied bail when arraigned last month, Weberg replied that the state had decided to move for a “defining of dangerousness based on the level of his crime.” She added that she may appeal the state’s decision in an effort to have De La Cruz released on bail before his postponed hearing.

De La Cruz’s original attorney was public defender Bruce Ferg. According to Weberg, De La Cruz retained her as his new attorney about two weeks ago.