crimes and misdemeanors

9-Year-Old Thrown From Rooftop Still in Critical Condition

Yesterday, the NYPD arrested a 17-year-old boy and charged him with attempted murder for throwing his 9-year-old neighbor, Freddy Martin, off the rooftop of their five-story Bronx apartment building on Friday evening. Martin, who was reportedly dragged upstairs by the older boy, was heard screaming for his mother from the sidewalk, but by the time police arrived at the scene, he was unconscious. In the ambulance ride to New York Presbyterian, he regained consciousness just long enough to identify his attacker. The Post reports that Martin was still on life support as of last night. “He’s not doing so well,” Martin’s grandfather told the New York Daily News. “But we’re holding out hope.”

9-Year-Old Thrown From Rooftop in Hospital