Costs have been upgraded to homicide for a Lengthy Island teen accused of killing a 20-yr-previous man by crashing his automotive whereas the sufferer clung to his hood throughout a wild battle.
Christian Arevalo, 19, was initially arrested for manslaughter for the Aug. eleven demise of Corey Howell.
In courtroom Wednesday, Arevalo’s lawyer argued his shopper acted in self-protection after being attacked by the sufferer, who the lawyer claimed had regularly harassed Arevalo, in accordance with CBS New York.
After getting right into a fist struggle with Howell in Manhasset, Arevalo broke away, jumped into his mom’s 2013 Nissan Altima and drove at Howell, in response to authorities. Howell jumped on the hood to keep away from being hit and held on as Arevalo drove wildly for greater than a mile at as much as 60 mph, authorities cost.
The sufferer’s brother was tailing them in a 2017 Cadillac when Arevalo slammed on the breaks, inflicting the Cadillac to rear-finish the Nissan, prosecutors cost.
The Nissan then crashed right into a curb, and Howell was thrown onto the sidewalk. He was taken to North Shore College Hospital, the place he died from head, neck and backbone accidents.
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