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Family of 9-year-old boy thrown from Bronx rooftop sues building landlord


The 9-year-old boy who fell into a coma after being thrown from a Bronx rooftop may soon testify in a civil lawsuit against his landlord.

Attorneys for Freddie Martin’s father have filed a lawsuit against Featherbed Holdings LLC, which owns the Nelson St. building that 17-year-old Casmine Aska allegedly threw the younger boy from on Feb. 1. Freddie, who plunged 50 feet, identified his attacker before slipping into a coma. He is recovering.

Detectives charged Aska with attempted murder, yet attorney Steven Hymowitz says the landlord played a pivotal role in the crime by not properly monitoring the roof. Featherbed Holdings LLC created an “attractive nuisance” for Aska, the multimillion-dollar suit claims.


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