Mom Ran Over Teen, Thought He Bullied Her Son

A Long Island, New York, mother has been acquitted in a split verdict following her trial, which included charges of attempted murder and assault, after she was captured on camera running over a teen prosecutors said she believed was bullying her child.

Jennifer Nelson, 36, was cleared of the major charges that carried potential sentences of five to 25 years but was found criminally responsible for leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries.

Nelson was accused of maliciously running over Jonathan Gamez, 15, two hours after she brandished a knife and threatened a group of teens on Oct. 7, 2022.

Witnesses testified that Nelson’s car accelerated through a bagel shop parking lot on Mastic Road. As she revved up, she hit Gamez as he dashed toward the store.

Other drivers also saw Nelson driving over the teen, mounting a curb, and then reversing in a way that trapped the boy’s body beneath her tires once more.

She allegedly ran over him twice.

Gamez suffered a broken pelvis, broken ribs, and a punctured lung.

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