Charges have been upgraded to murder for a Long Island teen accused of killing a 20-year-old man by crashing his automobile while the victim clung to his hood during a furious fight.
Christian Arevalo, 19, was primarily arrested for killing for the Aug. 11 death of Corey Howell.
In justice Wednesday, Arevalo’s counsel argued his client acted in self-defense after being pounded by the victim, who the counsel claimed had ceaselessly tormented Arevalo, according to CBS New York.
After getting into a fist fight with Howell in Manhasset, Arevalo pennyless away, jumped into his mother’s 2013 Nissan Altima and gathering at Howell, according to authorities. Howell jumped on the hood to equivocate being hit and held on as Arevalo gathering extravagantly for some-more than a mile at up to 60 mph, authorities charge.
The victim’s hermit was tailing them in a 2017 Cadillac when Arevalo slammed on the breaks, causing the Cadillac to rear-end the Nissan, prosecutors charge.
The Nissan then crashed into a curb, and Howell was thrown onto the sidewalk. He was taken to North Shore University Hospital, where he died from head, neck and spine injuries.
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