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prosecution: great neck driver senselessly took man’s life

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prosecution: great neck driver senselessly took man’s life

christian arevalo leaves court on wednesday, dec. 6, 2017, after pleading not guilty in connection with the death of a man killed after he fell from the hood of a car driven by the defendant, officials said. photo credit: howard schnapp by michael o’keeffe  [email protected] december 6, 2017 10:33 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailas corey howell clung to the hood of a speeding car in great neck last august, driver christian arevalo tried to launch him from the vehicle by zigzagging through village streets at up to 60 mph, nassau prosecutors said tuesday.howell suffered head, neck and spine injuries when he was thrown from the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital a few hours later.in a nassau courtroom wednesday, arevalo, 19, also of great neck, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in connection with howell’s death following an argument between the two men that quickly escalated, police said at the time. “it is incomprehensible that anyone would drive for more than a mile and at 60 miles per hour with a person on the hood of the car,” nassau district attorney madeline singas said in a statement. “this alleged driving was depraved and senselessly took the life of a 20-year old young man.”after the hearing, the defendant’s attorney, brian griffin of garden city accused prosecutors of withholding evidence until the just before the arraignment that supported his client’s account of the confrontation. prosecutors de...