New York News
Deadly Upper West Side crash suspect due in court
UPPER WEST SIDE (WABC) -- The teenager accused of fatally running down a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is due in court Tuesday.
The parents of Ariel Russo are expected to be in court to witness the appearance of 17-year-old Franklin Reyes, who is facing second-degree manslaughter charges in the June incident.
Ariel Russo was killed when Reyes drove his SUV onto the sidewalk during a police chase. Her grandmother was also injured, but survived.
Sofia and Alan Russo have filed a lawsuit against Reyes, New York City, the NYPD and the 911 operator whom they blame for a 4-minute delay in sending an ambulance.
Reyes wept openly at his bail hearing in late June, during which the judge allowed him to be released.
"My daughter is dead and this guy is free," Alan Russo said. "He's home, he's going to play video games, he's going to eat his mom's home cooked food, I'm never going to have my daughter back."
Reyes had no driver's license at the time of the crash.
nyc news, upper west side, pedestrian struck, child killed, new york news
- Suspect identified in attempted baby abduction 36 min ago
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Employees tied up, Car parts stolen in Elizabeth 9 min ago
- Party shooting leaves Kean U. student injured
- Shot Brooklyn teen speaks out; Man in custody
- Search for suspects in Riverhead robbery and assault
- Robbery suspect in custody after Astoria manhunt 6 min ago
- 12 dead, 3 missing in Mount Everest avalanche
- Video released in murder of Brooklyn bodega clerk
- Hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry disaster
- Photos: South Korea ferry disaster
- Alleged serial bank robber nabbed in Greenwich Village
- Suspect identified in attempted baby...
36 min ago