A 25-year-old Bronx woman mowed down her teenage boyfriend and then drove away as dramatic payback for shattering her iPhone.
Jasmine Diaz is in custody after Frankie Hernandez' family found his lifeless, broken body lying on Morris Avenue at about 1.30am on Wednesday.
'I ran down to the street and it was too late,' Iris Hernandez, the victim’s mother, said
Dead: Frankie Hernandez, 17, pictured, was ran over by his girlfriend after he dropped her iPhone
After a blazing, alcohol-fueled row, Diaz slammed on the accelerator of her SUV, running down Hernandez, 17, who was standing in front of the Lincoln Aviator, according to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
She then sped off.
Emergency crews found the boy unconscious with severe trauma to his body.
Sad: Hernandez' relatives mourn his death
Investigation: Police investigate the death of Frankie Hernandez in the Bronx, New York, pictured
Run over: The 17-year-old died outside his family's apartment, pictured
He was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The teen's family said the couple had been dating for over a year but their relationship had been a volatile one.
Diaz used to babysit Hernandez when he was a child, according to The New York Post.
'They grew up together. He didn’t want to leave her,' Ms Hernandez said. 'She’s crazy. She liked to hit him and take advantage of him.'
Hernandez' brother Cesar told the Daily News he ran out to help his sibling after hearing screaming in the street.
Grief: Friends and relatives, pictured, mourn the death of Hernandez who was mowed down by his older girlfriend
Crime scene: Hernandez was allegedly murdered on this Bronx street, pictured
'I heard the rubber burning and saw her just drive off,' he said. 'By the time I got to him, he was trying to talk, but just bubbles came out of his mouth.'
Family members said Diaz went into a rage after Hernandez accidentally dropped her iPhone, breaking it.
'She was screaming at him about her cell phone,' Ms Hernandez told the Daily News.
'He was saying it was an accident. She didn’t care. She was hysterical.'
Cesar reportedly heard Diaz shout 'you f***ed up my phone'.
After the incident, Cesar said he ran from the crime scene to Diaz' mother's apartment and began banging on the door.
Statement: Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, pictured, said Jasmine Diaz had not yet been charged but that charges were 'being developed'
Support: Friends and relatives give Iris Hernandez, Frankie's mother, pictured centre, support
'I could hear her screaming inside, ‘I just hit Frankie. I just hit him. I don’t know what to do,’' Cesar said.
After finding Diaz at her mother's house, Police brought her to the 44th Precinct station house for questioning.
Kelly said she had not yet been charged but that charges were 'being developed' and that police were investigating the boy's death as a homicide.
'I want her to rot in hell,' said Ms Hernandez, devastated. 'Jail is too good for her. She needs to rot in hell.'
The dead boy planed to study to be a barber after finishing William Taft High School. He was the youngest of six children.
'My son was such a peaceful boy,' Ms Hernandez told the Daily News. 'He would never hurt anyone.'