New York teen arrested after throwing off little boy from roofBy Mason White 4:00 AM February 3, 2013
|Bronx New York street|
(Scroll down for video) A New York teen was arrested and charged after throwing off a boy from the roof of his house, according to police reports in New York.
The 9-year-old was clinging to his life after the teenage neighbor threw him off the roof of his five-story apartment building in the Bronx, police said Saturday.
The youth, Freddy Martin, cried for his mother as soon as he landed on the cold concrete sidewalk in front of his Nelson Avenue building in Morris Heights around 8:30 pm on Friday, neighbors said.
“Mommy! Mommy!” Moaned the boy lying bloodied on the floor, unable to move.
Emergency workers initially suspected that the child was seriously injured after falling from the fire escape outside his third-floor apartment, until he told a police officer that he was the victim of a crime, police said.
The boy told police during an ambulance ride to downtown New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center in upper Manhattan that a neighbor threw him off the roof, sources said.
“The boy told a police officer as they drove to the hospital, that he was launched from the roof,” a source said. “The boy named the suspect,” police said.
Freddy, before losing consciousness, told police that 17-year-old Aska Casmine threw him off the roof.
Investigators soon learned that the teenager, who lived on the fourth floor, took the child from his apartment and dragged him to the roof and threw him off, witnesses said.
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