Ariel died in June of 2013 after an SUV jumped a curb on Amsterdam Avenue while the little girl was walking to school with her grandmother.
A judge gave a teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old with an SUV a third chance to accept or reject a plea deal.
Teen Accused Of Running Over, Killing 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Rejects Plea Deal, But Judge Gives Him Time To Reconsider
A teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old girl with an SUV will be in court Wednesday to decide whether to take a plea deal.
Judge Gregory Carro told Franklin Reyes Jr. he would sentence him to three to nine years in prison if he pleaded guilty in the June 2013 death of Ariel Russo.
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.