Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Phocian Fitts Admits Hit and Run Crash Boston

Phocian Fitts Admits Hit and Run Crash Boston  --- ===


June 6, 2018

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  1. WATCH: Hit-and-run suspect held on $10K bail after confessing to ... fox25 boston 6/7/2018  Phocian Fitts, 23, was very straight forward in confessing that he did in fact ... Fitts is already on federal probation for assaulting a mailman in . police arrested Fitts shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday night, moments after he admitted to driving away from the scene on an exclusive Boston 25 News report.

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Hits 80-year-old White man with car, kills him, drives off "accidents happen"  h/t
BOSTON - The driver who admitted to Boston 25 News that he hit and killed a man on Commonweatlh Ave in Boston has been arrested.Phocian Fitts, 23, was very straight forward in confessing that he did in fact take off from the scene after police said he hit an 80-year-old man in a crosswalk. Police arrested Fitts shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday night, moments after he admitted to driving away from the scene on an exclusive Boston 25 News report. Officials initially did not have enough to charge Fitts based on his limited statements during police questioning. "Right now I’m not worried about nothing, I’m not a stone cold killer, I didn’t do nothing on purpose," said Fitts. “People hit and run people all the time." The 80-year-old man struck by Fitts' Jeep was transported to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries. 

Theodore Schwalb, 80, was victim of Boston hit-and-run crash, police say   A South End man who spent 40 years as an arts teacher at Stoneham High School was identified as the person killed in a hit-and-run crash in Allston as the alleged driver was arraigned on a motor vehicle homicide charge Thursday. Theodore J. Schwalb was listed in a Boston police report as the vtim of the crash,


Suspect in fatal crash tells TV station: "People hit and run people all the time"
CBS News

Driver Admits on TV Leaving Retired Teacher to Die in a Hit-and-Run: 'I'm Not Worried'
PEOPLE.com · 2 days ago


Boston Man Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run After Oddly Candid Television Interview
Snopes.com  quoted in a news item about the live interview:
Right now I’m not worried about nothing, I’m not a stone cold killer, I didn’t do nothing on purpose … People hit and run people all the time.
It wasn’t intentional … Accidents happen all the time, it was an accident.
… First off, I was scared and worried because I didn’t know what can happen that’s why I left I said, ‘God forbid I hope he’s okay.’
… I was listening to my music and as I was driving I was driving too quick, I was driving too quick to the point where I couldn’t really stop and it was a green light … As the guy was walking, the light was green, I’m driving and pressing the horn, ‘beep beep’ – it was either I was going to die and crash into a pole when it came down to it.
Fitts also stated that police released him because he was “not guilty,” adding that he is “a real gangster — not in a bad way — a gangster because I help out the community and I look out for the youth.”
WBZ in Boston quoted prosecutors as saying that “dash cam footage depicts the Jeep accelerating at a high rate of speed with no cars in front of it or next to it.” The victim was identified
WFXT reporter said that police did not have enough information to charge Fitts with any crime in relation to the vehicular death of an 80-year-old man. Fitts told a reporter that “accidents happen” and “people hit and run people all the time”:
twitter I don't do drugs. My radio was on, light was green, I didn't want to get killed hitting light pole, I went beep beep beep accidents happen


Prosecutors: Fatal Allston Hit-And-Run Was Caught On Dashboard ...
boston.cbslocal.com/2018/06/07/allston-hit-and-run-arrest-phocian-fitts/
Twenty-three-year-old Phocian Fitts was arrested on Wednesday after ... Wednesday when he was struck and killed by an alleged hit and run ...caught on another driver’s dashboard camera hitting and killing an 80-year-old man in Allston before leaving the scene, prosecutors say.

Twenty-three-year-old Phocian Fitts was arrested on Wednesday after police say he hit and killed an 80-year-old man on Commonwealth Ave. around 1 p.m. Though Fitts did not stop after the crash, his damaged Jeep Cherokee was found about a mile away with a cracked windshield and front-end damage.

Man Admits on TV Being Driver in Deadly Hit and Run | PEOPLE.com
https://people.com/crime/boston-hit-and-run-driver-admits-crash-live-tv/
"I didn't do nothing on purpose," Phocian Fitts told a TV reporter ... Driver Admits on TV Leaving Retired Teacher to Die in a Hit-and-Run: 'I'm Not Worried' ... a narrow wooden bridge, killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Boston 25 News interview leads to arrest in deadly hit-and-run ...
https://www.fox25boston.com/news/-accidents-happen...hit-run...s.../764491442


4 days ago - The driver who admitted to Boston 25 News that he hit and killed a ... Phocian Fitts, 23, was very straight forward in confessing that he did in fact ...

Elderly man killed in hit-and-run crash in Allston; driver located - The ...
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/06/...killed-hit-and-run-crash.../story.html4 days ago - An elderly man was killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in ... Phocian Fitts, 23, allegedly struck the man at about 12:50 p.m. on ...

'People hit and run people all the time,' says driver charged in fatal hit ...
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/...hit-and-run...hit-and-run/.../story.html4 days ago - Man killed in hit-and-run crash was retired art teacher who taught at ... The alleged driver,Phocian Fitts, pleaded not guilty in Brighton ...

Prosecutors: Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run Admitted He Was Driving ...
https://www.necn.com/.../Boston-Allston-Deadly-Hit-and-Run-Crash-Arraignment-48...