A bail hearing for a teen accused of hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl with a car last year brought an angry outburst from the judge Thursday.
The teenager accused of killing 4-year-old Ariel Russo, while attempting to evade police, reportedly tried to escape law enforcement again on Friday.
The criminal complaint alleges Reyes abandoned the car and tried to run from police. It also says he began kicking his arms and legs, resisting arrest.
Franklin Reyes, 18, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and unlicensed driving, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
Mother Of Teen Driver Who Allegedly Killed Ariel Russo, 4, While Fleeing Cops Begs For Mercy In Court
The emotional scene came after the judge increased bail for Franklin Reyes, 18, and set a trial date.
A judge will soon decide whether Franklin Reyes, 18, should get off with a lighter sentence.
The teen accused in a traffic accident that left a 4-year-old girl dead on the Upper West Side last year has now been accused of looting an apartment along with his father.
Accusations of major delays in the city’s 911 emergency response system was the subject of a rally and two City Council hearings on Friday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has halted an upgrade project for the 911 system, and has ordered a multi-agency review of delays, errors, and cost overruns.
West 97th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway was renamed “Ariel Russo Place” on Monday.
Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.
The New York City Council passed legislation Tuesday honoring a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in June.
Franklin Reyes, 17, kept his head down during Tuesday’s court appearance. The little girl’s father, Alan Russo, cried out “she was only 4, only 4,” while his wife Sophia sobbed at his side in the courtroom.
Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city has opened 76 new schools this year and delivered 1.5 million new textbooks.
After Ariel Russo was struck by a speeding SUV while walking to pre-kindergarten with her grandmother, there was a four-minute delay before EMS was dispatched.