Second Boy In Harlem Shopping Cart Toss Pleads Guilty

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A second boy has admitted he and a friend were behind a shopping cart attack that critically injured a woman.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

Wednesday morning, the 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to assault.

The boys were accused of pushing a shopping cart off the fourth floor walkway of an East Harlem parking garage on Oct. 30.

It landed on 47-year-old Marion Hedges, who’s still hospitalized in serious condition.

The boy told the judge he knew people could have been hurt below.

The second boy, now 13, pleaded guilty to an assault charge last week.

Shahabuddeen Ally, the lawyer for the 13-year-old, said that his client had done the “responsible thing” and “took ownership of his actions in this case” when he pleaded guilty on Nov. 18.

Michael Hedges said his wife will require months of rehabilitation due to neurological damage.

Both boys will be sentenced sometime next month.

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  1. truuuth says:

    not to worry, they will soon be back in the care of the state, sporting orange jumpsuits, and be nothing more that a common statistic

  2. DOUBLE_CHINNED_PUPPETEER says:

    The boys will eventually wind up in prison, guaranteed.

  3. skorpio68 says:

    HORRIFIC !!!!!!!!!!

    ANIMALS !!!!!!!!!

    BOTH FAMILIES SHOULD GET LOCKED UP.

    I HOPE THE JUDGE SEES WHAT ANIMALS THEY ARE.

    THEY SHOULD GET THE MAXIMUM.

    TO THE HEDGES’ FAMILY ” A SPEEDY RECOVERY.”

  4. gotacomment says:

    I hope the judge will keep them in juvie until they’re 18, not that it will do much good. These little vermin are incorrigible and as soon as they get out they’ll do something similar to someone else. And Malcolm is right: their mothers and the sperm donors who sired them should be in prison as well. That roll in the hay has consequences, and incidents like this are among them.

  5. Malcolm says:

    Little POS should be charged as adults…. Parents should be charged as well. It is to the point that people should be evaluated and deemed competent before they are allowed to have kids. This lack of responsible parenting is why these kids run wild and do whatever they want. People…. and I don’t give a damn what color you are…. need to know their limitations… not everyone is meant to go to college and that’s fine… not everyone is meant to be married…. and everyone is not meant to be a parent…. just because you can make a baby…. . know your limitations…. some people can’t even take care of a damn dog!!… farless a baby!

  6. manny maricone says:

    These boys should receive the same receive a shopping cart falling on them just like the innocent victim, then realize gravity hurts when you are at the receiving end.

    1. DanTe says:

      The boys should get a falling guillotine on them.

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