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South Fallsburg, NY - Brooklyn Man Indicted in Hit-N-Run

Published on: September 12, 2008 08:52 AM
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South Fallsburg, NY - A Brooklyn man has been indicted in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of 50-year-old Julio Torres on July 4, (reported first here on Vos Iz Neias).

Michael R., 27, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death, a felony.
Fallsburg police were called around 6 a.m. by a cyclist who spotted Torres’ body near Pantel Electric Warehouse.

Michael was charged several hours later when police and state troopers found his car parked outside a home in South Fallsburg.



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 Sep 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM Anonymous Says:

Yes, he is a frum guy. The story happened a couple of weeks ago. This Julio Torres was lying in middle of the road, drunk. Mr. R. claims he thought he hit an animal as he didn't see anything entering his path. I hope he is found not guilty at trial. People lying in middle the road are responsible for what natrually comes after that.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 09:31 AM NY ATTORNEY Says:

This guy is such a nice fellow, I really feel bad for him and hope and daven he is aquitted.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 10:07 AM Anonymous Says:

now should have read NOT

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 10:06 AM Anonymous Says:

#2, How do you know he was lying in middle of the street? The driver claims to now have known he hit him.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 10:21 AM ujm Says:

there must be anti-semitism going on over here. why would a nice frum man get in trouble for this? it was an accident, the other person was probably in al black and couldnt be seen.

oy! the golus we are in!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:03 AM Anonymous Says:

"People lying in middle the road are responsible for what natrually comes after that."

No one blames him for hitting him, it is the leaving the scene of an accident that is an issue. My guess is the guy freaked out and just drove off, what a mistake!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:03 AM Anonymous Says:

guys, be real. This guy might be innocent, but think how we would react if the story would've been the other way around.....

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:02 AM Anonymous Says:

I feel bad, but the excuse is lame even if u hit an animal you stop to see what happened.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:28 AM exactly Says:

Michael R., 27, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death, a felony. that is what he is being charged guys be aware he is innocent but charched on a felony leaving the seen. huts sichel when you are involved in any accident.lack of education.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:31 AM Anonymous Says:

-ujm

What does leaving the scene of an accident have to do with anti-semitism?

Even if he is innocent. A trial has too be held. Let's all davin for him to have a Ksiva V'chasimah Tovah!!!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:36 AM hamavin yovin Says:

ujm Says:
there must be anti-semitism going on over here. why would a nice frum man get in trouble for this? it was an accident, the other person was probably in al black and couldnt be seen.

oy! the golus we are in!
09-12-2008 - 10:21 AM
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So based on your logic if your son was dressed all BLACK and was crossing ocean parkay in brooklyn at night and was hit by a goy would u also say that it WAS ONLY AN ACCIDENT? Dont answer the question.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:44 AM Fallsburg Guest Says:

Poor guy.

It was a tragic accident.

He probably realized that he hit something but he might've freaked out and ran.

Was it the right thing to do? No. Does he deserve to serve time for this? I don't think so.

I hope he takes a good lawyer and get's off with a lesson.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:48 AM LoifNisht Says:

You stop when something like that happens.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM Fallsburg Guest Says:

Hamayvin Yovin


If somebody would be staggering drunk all dressed in BLACK at night in middle of Ocean Parkway, it would be an accident EVEN IF THE VICTIM GD FORBID IS A YID!!!

I don't even understand what your stupid questio was to begin with.

However, if the guy who drove the car would flee the scene that's a whole other story.

You should however understand Mr Mayvin, that Ocean Parkway is at night is no comparrison to the county roads of Sullivan county.

Got it?

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 11:57 AM Murray Says:

We must daven that He shouldn't spend as much as a single day in jail. Every couple of weeks here in Fla. some miscreant sleeping on train tracks is killed. The engineers are Not being charged with anything, nor should they be. If some poor soul chooses to commit suicide in this manner, than whose fault is this?

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM Anonymous Says:

how did the police catch em?

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe L.P. can respond to this question

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 12:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Can someone please let me a layman know what is the max and norman punishment for a felony.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 12:42 PM miamiyid Says:

15 year to life

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM Anonymous Says:

If you were driving late at night on a dark country road and hit something you thought was a dog,you also might not stop, walk back, check it out etc. That would be very dangerous. Mistake was he should have reported it via phone,especially if he didnt see what he hit.First offense;no criminal intent; he gets probation. and a fine.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 01:06 PM Avi Says:

It was Erev Shabbos so he was in a rush to get to the bungalow. I know this Man and if you ever met him you would know its not possible that he knew that he had hit a man and let alone kill someone. He is a caring and very sincere yungerman who cares about everyone and everything. May Hashem save him from this uncalled for felony charge, may he get some community service and go back to normal life with his wife and kids.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 01:00 PM Criminal Lawyer Says:

He can either go to trial and claim no criminal intent,(leaving the scene of an accident does NOT apply to hitting an animal, if thats what he truly believed) or plea bargain for no jail, just probaton, fine, license suspension.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 01:59 PM Anonymous Says:

It was Erev Shabbos so he was in a rush to get to the bungalow.

Good now I can tell some of my friends if they are in a rush to go to Easter mass, just hit a few chussids they will understand you in a rush to go to religious service.

Are you for real

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 01:59 PM Joseph Tomber Says:

What hapened was while he hit that drunk man a piece of the front head light came off from his car and police traced it to his viehcle a half mile away,

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 01:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Avi Says:
comments - arrow It was Erev Shabbos so he was in a rush to get to the bungalow.

So know we know it was not dark outside, no way he could not have seen him.

The frum community is sick to the core. Is there ever a case when some of you said he deserves to be jailed, or punished. Or is jail openly for Goyim.

Then again all this make sense in a way, you won't even pursue a frum person who molest your own children

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 02:56 PM Yoel Says:

Very sad story what a racmunus on this man , im sure he dident mean to kill anyone. However he should have known better.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 02:47 PM Joseph Says:

It was past midnight and he thought he hit an animal.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 02:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Mayvin is gurnisht kein mayvin.
I'm surprised he didn't turn this into a Rubashkin thread yet!

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:09 PM Avi Says:

What i meant by "he was in a rush erev shabbos" was the reason that if he claimed he had hit an animal he wouldn't even have cared to go and check the cars damage. killing a drunk who is lying down in middle of the curvy and hard to see ahead of you South Fallsburg streets and calling the man innocent and sweet hearted because that is the truth, is not the same as not going after a molester. Thats a pretty ridiculous comparison, the molesters should be locked up and kept away from our children.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Where doe say, Julio Torres was lying down drunk and wearying black how do you know this


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 Sep 12, 2008 at 03:47 PM Oiberchochom Says:

OK let's set this straight. This took place at night, approximately 1:00 am on his way home from shul. It probably was at
thursday night so that could be called erev shabbos. Now as to how they caught him. There were chips of paint from his car on the body which the police removed. There is a police camera in the town of S Fallsburg which showed a car going thru at around that time from where they learned which model car it was. They then went to every colony in the area until they matched the paint to the car and bingo! Either he really thought he hit a deer or he drove away in a panic, who knows. He does.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:04 PM BloodyShame Says:

he's one hell of nice guy...may hashem untangle him from this bloody mess

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 04:20 PM Anonymous Says:

He made a huge mistake, he confessed to the police the first minute.
Should have let his attorney straighten the story.

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 Sep 12, 2008 at 05:44 PM Anonymous Says:

No one really know what happened and nowhere does it say the man was drunk or wearing black (I guess frum yiddin year bright yellow when they walk in the mountain roads) Why can't people even except that a frum yid hit somebody by accident since it was a goy. It has to be the goys fault.

It seems from many peoples comments that yiddin simply cannot do wrong. Accused of a crime-antisemitism evidence-planted. Now it has gone so far, that a yid cannot even hurt someone by accident, it must be the goys fault.

Assume it was an accident and no ones fault not mr. Torress no the yids is that so hard for some.

And I am ashamed that no one person feels bad rachmonos for Mr. Torress and or family, how do you know maybe he was a really good guy.

If you do not care that a goy was hurt or dies why should the world give a *** when jews are in trouble, and if they do not help who can blame them. You do not care when a goy dies

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 Sep 13, 2008 at 09:57 PM asken who knows diver Says:

The incident occurent around 1am at night on a dark & unlit country road in rain. Driver thought he hit animal (common ocurrance) and proceeded, like majority of drivers would have. In retrospect he should have stopped to see but I wonder if all those geniouses here who are soo quick to condemn him would have acted differently under equal conditions? He needs Rachmey Shomayim and deserves our Tfillos. I know him well, he is a super fellow, regardless of the case. Everybody errs at some time, including you silly posters who convict him without full knowledge of the truth.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Something which was NOT mentioned in any of the articles. The police only caught this guy because of video survaailence in the area which caught this on camera. This PROVES that the conditions were lit enough for it to be captured on camera.

I feel bad for this guy because according to this information which was found on another news blog site this guy can sit for many years.


I also find it hard to believe that he thought he hit a deer!

Anyone that has hit a deer can tell you that when you hit one you will damn know because your car will be crushed.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 01:46 AM ChulentBloozer Says:

Whether he stopped or not the unfortunate outcome is the same. They should be lenient because the guy was scared and not an intentional criminal.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 07:56 AM Enough Says:

Very sad. Many many years ago, a cat ran under my car and I did not get a chance to stop in time. I still remember the feeling of the car going over an obvious bump. Now, driving over a human being would most certainly cause a whopper of a bump.
He should stayed, as unpleasant as it may seem.

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 03:03 PM Anonymous Says:

ANON 1:26
"The police only caught this guy because of video survaailence in the area which caught this on camera. This PROVES that the conditions were lit enough for it to be captured on camera.

"PROVES" nothing
The camera is IN the Town where it is lit, the accident happened north of town in the dark

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 Sep 14, 2008 at 03:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Second, ever hear of night vision infrared cameras?

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