Judge denies motion for teen to recover at home after fatal crash

Eric Abraham, 17, accused of crashing stolen car into teacher's vehicle


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – A Broward County judge denied a motion Tuesday by a teenager's defense attorney to allow him to recover at home after a fatal crash that killed a Coral Springs Elementary School teacher.

Eric Abraham, 17, attended Tuesday's court hearing by phone as he recovers in the hospital from a dislocated hip and a broken leg.

Abraham, who received 25 staples after the Dec. 27 crash, could not physically be in court because of his injuries.

Police said he crashed a stolen Toyota Corolla into another vehicle at the intersection of Sample Road and Northwest 101st Avenue.

Christianne Weiner was killed in the crash and her 11-year-old son, Michael, was seriously injured.

Abraham's attorney asked the judge to allow his client to recover at home, but the judge had concerns about who would care for him and pay for his recovery.

The judge was not concerned that Abraham is a flight risk because of his injuries.

His next court date is scheduled for Friday. 

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