Suffolk DA: Shirley woman sentenced to up to 4 years in prison for intentionally hitting teen with car

Jennifer Nelson struck the teen because she thought that the victim had robbed her son.

News 12 Staff

Jan 26, 2024, 10:31 PM

Updated 175 days ago

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A Shirley woman who intentionally hit a teenager with a car and then fled the scene was sentenced Friday to up to four years in prison, Suffolk County district attorney says.
Prosecutors say 35-year-old Jennifer Nelson intentionally ran over the 15-year-old victim twice in a parking lot near William Floyd High School in October 2022.
Nelson struck the teen because she thought that the victim had robbed her son.
The 15-year-old broke multiple bones, ribs and suffered a punctured lung.


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