NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Franklin Reyes Jr., the teenager accused of striking and killing 4-year-old Ariel Russo with an SUV, rejected a plea deal in court Wednesday.
“He’s prepared to accept an offer, but not that offer,” defense lawyer Martin Schmukler told Carro in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
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Carro appeared stunned when Reyes turned down the deal. He informed him there would be no more offers, and then gave him until 10 a.m. Thursday to reconsider.
Reyes is accused of fatally running down Ariel while fleeing from police on the…
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