Family of Boy Thrown from Bronx Roof Sues Landlord: Report

The 9-year-old boy remains in critical condition

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013  |  Updated 12:00 PM EDT
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Teen Charged With Throwing Boy Off Roof

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Teen Charged With Throwing Boy Off Roof

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after police say he admitted to throwing a 9-year-old boy off the roof of a Bronx apartment building Friday night, critically injuring him.
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The family of a 9-year-old boy who fell into a coma after allegedly being thrown from a Bronx rooftop is suing the building's landlord, according to a published report.

Attorneys for Freddy Martin's family filed a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against Featherbed Holdings LLC, the owner of the building in Morris Heights where 17-year-old Casmine Aska is accused of throwing Martin off the roof earlier this month, the Daily News reports.

The family's attorney, Steven Hymowitz, told the News that the landlord is partially to blame for the crime because the building's roof was not properly monitored.

Contact information for Featherbed Holdings LLC was not immediately available.

Aska has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges and is currently being held on Rikers Island.

Martin remains hospitalized.  

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