Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:46 AM
Updated: Mar 14, 2013 10:34 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- There's new information on a hit and run accident that left a teen in critical condition. Police made an arrest in the case this Wednesday afternoon.
The man they arrested is 39-year-old Eric Acevdeo and according to court documents, his friend broke his silence about what Eric told him.
Investigators say Acevedo struck 17-year-old Christian Carrillo on March 3rd as he walked home from work at Cici's Pizza on Ayers.
According to court documents, Acevedo admitted to a friend that he hit the boy after leaving a nightclub.
The friend said Acevedo "panicked and took off."
Acevedo's friend -- who wanted to stay anonymous -- told his supervisor at CCAD, where Acevedo worked, that he had to get this "off his chest."
The supervisor then turned the information over to police.
Christian's mom is glad his friend did the right thing, but says their fight is far from over.
Misty Taylor said, "After we go to court and he's prosecuted to the fullest, then I'll feel some comfort. I just have no pity for him...a monster that doesn't even stop for a little boy because that's what Christian is, he's a little boy."
Eric Acevedo is charged with failure to stop and render aid.
He's being held on a $1 million bond.
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