Judge delays hearing for man accused of running down teens

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JERSEY CITY -

A Hudson County judge has allowed a detention hearing for a man accused of running down two teens on a bike to be delayed until Monday.

The attorney for Rashaun Bell told the judge that she did not know enough about her client to argue for his release and asked for a continuation of the hearing. The judge approved the request.

Bell is accused of running over Elionel Jimenez, 15, and Alexander Rosas-Flores, 16, last week as they rode a bike near the intersection of Secaucus and Terrace avenues in Jersey City. Bell allegedly left the crash scene on foot.

Police were able to secure the car Bell was allegedly driving and detained two of the passengers in the car.

Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene. Rosas-Flores died at the hospital the next day. Both were students at Dickinson High School.

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