Mother of teen driver accused of killing Ariel Russo says son is being framed by NYPD

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- Alleged teen driving menace Franklin Reyes was back in court Wednesday.

Reyes was arrested last year for the hit and run crash that killed 4-year-old Ariel Russo.

He was then charged with manslaughter.

BUt earlier this month, while out of jail awaiting trial, he was arrested on another alleged getaway attempt.

While running from the cops, police say he hit an officer and dragged him 100 feet down the road.

His mother says her son is a victim of prison guard brutality a Rikers Island, she says, he's being framed by the NYPD.

By the way, since Reyes has been out of jail awaiting trial, he's also been accused of looting a dead woman's apartment with his father.

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3 comments

  • Carol Lee

    This family is bad news the kid is trouble from the get go. Put him in jail before he kills more people. Also should be a jail for bad parents.

  • tm

    I agree. He always makes the same face when he’s arrested too like “I can’t believe I did that”. Its getting old. When are people going to get wise to clowns like him I wonder? There are so many.

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