A Woman Was Arrested After Allegedly Working Over A Teenager She Believed Robbed Her Son

Prolonged Island mother is accused of working over a 15-year-old she believed robbed her son with an SUV she would later commerce in for a newer model.

Jennifer Nelson, 35, has been indicted on bills of tried murder, assault, and leaving the scene of an incident with out reporting, after prosecutors say she allegedly struck a teenage boy alongside along with her automotive in a automobile parking space in October 2022.

In line with a data launch from the Suffolk County district authorized skilled’s office, Nelson drove her SUV to a neighborhood Dunkin’ retailer to confront the students she believed robbed her son earlier that day.

In line with the DA’s assertion, when Nelson arrived on the Dunkin’ automobile parking space, she brandished a knife and a small baseball bat. The 15-year-old boy then left the automobile parking space and walked to a distinct lot at a bagel retailer all through the highway.

In line with prosecutors, the mother acquired once more into her automotive and adopted the boy, driving straight into the sufferer at extreme tempo, knocking him to the underside, and dealing him over two additional events sooner than driving away.

Prosecutors talked about {{the teenager}} suffered crucial accidents, along with plenty of fractures of the pelvis, six fractured ribs, and a punctured lung. Later that day, they talked about, Nelson traded her SUV in for a newer model.

“This defendant – an grownup – allegedly thought she could take the laws into her private fingers and tried to kill a 15-year-old inside the course of,” District Authorized skilled Ray Tierney talked about in an announcement. “This defendant’s extraordinarily misguided try to avenge the alleged victimization of her private baby is not any excuse. Residents can’t take the laws into their very personal fingers, and can instead work with laws enforcement and my office to hunt justice in every case.”

In an announcement to BuzzFeed Data on Tuesday, Nelson’s authorized skilled, Paul D’Emilia, disputed the district authorized skilled’s statements, calling them “misleading.”

“The District Authorized skilled has tried to conflate two separate events from that day as one regular incidence,” D’Emilia talked about in an e mail to BuzzFeed Data.

In line with D’Emilia, on the day of the incident, Nelson obtained a “frantic” phone identify from her son, who was being “bullied and bodily assaulted” inside the automobile parking space exterior the varsity, and left work to go select him up.

“She found him shoeless and surrounded by tormentors when she drove up a few minutes later,” D’Emilia talked about.

Nelson’s safety authorized skilled talked about the mother fended off her son’s attackers, and drove to the varsity to report the incident to administrators and uncover his footwear.

In line with D’Emilia, about two hours later when Nelson was returning dwelling alongside along with her son, a bunch of boys was working by the streets and one amongst them, whom Nelson did not see or acknowledge, was struck by her automotive.

D’Emilia talked about {{the teenager}} then shortly rose and ran off.

“The District Authorized skilled is acutely aware of this prolonged and unrelated sequence and may have been forthcoming with that fact in its presentation to the Courtroom docket and the media,” D’Emilia talked about.

Suffolk County prosecutors helpful that Nelson’s bail be set at $250,000 cash, $1 million bond, or $2.5 million partially secured bond, nonetheless at her arraignment on Monday, the presiding select, Timothy P. Mazzei, ordered Nelson to be launched on her private recognizance.

“Ms. Nelson intends to vigorously wrestle these bills whereas moreover trying to find security of her baby from unresponsive faculty officers,” the safety mentioned. “Ms. Nelson is a single mom caring for her solely baby with no completely different help or help.”

Nelson is due to be once more in courtroom docket March 21.