Sentencing Delayed For Boy In Harlem Shopping Cart Toss

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sentencing has been delayed for a 13-year-old boy who admitted to throwing a shopping cart off the fourth floor of a parking garage that injured a woman below.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

The boy was set to be sentenced today after he pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, but city lawyers said the boy had issues in school, terrorizing other kids and even hit his mother’s cat.

The boy is due back in court Dec. 19 after the judge has had time to review the case.

His attorney had planned to ask the judge to release the boy into his mother’s custody and sentence him to probation or participation in a community-based program.

The teen and a 12-year-old friend, who pleaded guilty on Nov. 23, have been held in a minimum security youth jail since the incident on Oct. 30.

The boys were accused of critically injuring 47-year-old Marion Hedges when they pushed the cart from the fourth-floor walkway outside a Target store in Harlem. Hedges is still hospitalized in serious condition.

The 12-year-old is still set to be sentenced Wednesday.

They face up to 18 months in juvenile detention, but could have their sentences extended indefinitely until they turn 18.

  • gotacomment

    Work, I’d feel the same if they’d dropped that cart on a single mom who’d been on welfare since she popped the first of her 8 or 9 kids when she was 13 years old. Jeovonni Rosario and Raymond Hernandez didn’t care who they hurt and Rosario, who terrorizes other kids and beats up on a defenseless animal, obviously has more issues tthan this incident indicates. They doomed themselves. They should be tried as adults and sentenced accordingly.

  • Work

    Injuring a white woman in Harlem is a serious offense. The parents of these kids know that and know that they’re doomed.

  • Esmerelda

    These kdis have some sort of issues.
    Evenf the shopping cart is excused as a prank, what about
    terrorizing the other kids now… ?
    These kids cant be managed by their parent, they need to
    kept away from people.

  • gotacomment

    Obviously this kid should never be out. If his lawyer asks for probation or participation in a community based program, whatever that is, after receiving the information that the boy “had issues in school, terrorizing other kids and even hit his mother’s cat”, he has more problems with reality than his client. This kid is a psychopathic menace to society.

  • Sam

    Since this kid has not been on the straight and narrow since the incident, I believe he should be held in juvi jail until his 18th birthday and maybe when he is done with that a year or 2 in a real prison. He critically injured a woman who is still in the hospital and may never be the same and is also terrorizing other children. I hope the judge gives him a very harsh sentence.

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