A nine-year-old boy who was pushed off a New York roof by his teenage neighbor last week is still in critical condition. According to a Feb. 3 New York Daily News report, the teen, Casmine Asaka, has admitted to the police that he did nothing to get help for the boy.
Asaka is accused of pushing Freddy Martin off the roof of their five-story apartment building in the Bronx. Casmine claims it was an accident that occurred during rough housing with the younger boy. However, he states he did not call 911, tell his mother or even check to see if Freddy was okay. Disturbingly, Aaska even mentioned hearing the thud of Freddy’s body hitting the pavement as he went back to his apartment.
Prosecutors have a different theory. They think Casmine dragged Freddy up the stars against his will and purposely threw him off the roof. This is the version of the story Freddy told EMTs before losing consciousness. The boy said he didn’t know why Asaka did this to him.
Casmine has four prior arrests for robbery, assault and harassment.
Freddy is still on life support, but his family says he is strong and is convinced he will recovery.