Woman, 25, Arrested After Running Down Boyfriend, 17

Police say the couple was living together

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    A 17-year-old boy is dead after his 25-year-old girlfriend allegedly hit him with her car outside his home. Roseanne Colletti reports. (Published Thursday, Jun 7, 2012)

    A 25-year-old woman is charged with manslaughter after she allegedly ran over her 17-year-old boyfriend with her SUV in the Bronx early Wednesday after the couple had a fight, police said.

    Diaz is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the deadly hit-and-run.

    The victim's mother said her son, Frankie Hernandez, and Diaz were drinking at Hernandez's apartment in the Bronx when they began arguing.

    "They came downstairs, they had broken some bottles," said Iris Hernandez. 

    The couple had been fighting over Diaz's iPhone, which the teenager had dropped, said family members. She hit her boyfriend with a bottle and stormed out of the apartment, and he went after her.

    She got into her car and headed north on Morris Avenue. The boyfriend then jumped in front of her car when sources say she intentionally drove toward him, ran him over and took off.

    When police arrived, they found Hernandez unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma.

    Edwin Hernandez, one of the victim's brothers, was also at the scene.

    "It was not right," said Edwin Hernandez. "That's my little brother. I love him."

    The teenager was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Diaz was later arrested at her mother's apartment a few blocks away.

    Sources say there is blood on the car and that a breath alcohol test indicates she was over the legal limit.

    Her family was visibly upset outside their home Wednesday and did not want to speak.

    "Right now, I just hope she gets what she deserves," said Victor Roman, the victim's cousin. "She could stay in prison for all I care."

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