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Brooklyn man who left girlfriend to die in fiery crash charged with murder

October 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Brooklyn man who left girlfriend to die in fiery crash charged with murder

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The Brooklyn man who left his friend to burn to death in a crash while he calmly summoned a cab has been charged with murder.

Saeed Ahmad, 23, appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court, dressed in a hospital gown, where he pleaded “not guilty” to second-degree murder, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, fleeing the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated, along with other charges.

Burns were evident on the 23-year-old’s neck and arms, and a bandage was peeking out from his inner arm, The New York Post reported

Ahmad is being held without bail, and Judge Neil Firetog ordered special medical care. He is set to return to court January 12th and faces up 25 years in prison if he is found guilty.

Harleen Grewal. Grewal is believed to be the victim in the car wreck at the hands of Saeed Ahmad ending in the fiery death of Harleen Grewel of Queens, on October 14, 2017. (Photo Facebook)

He is accused of leaving 25-year-old Harleen Grewel to die after he lost control of his vehicle earlier this month.

Ahmad, who has been in the hospital since the incident, was previously charged with negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Ahmad’s brother has called him a “hero.”

Saeed Ahmad has been charged with second-degree attempted murder

“He tried to get her out,” Waheed Ahmad, 21, told The New York Post. “That’s how his hands, legs, and neck got burned. He couldn’t get her out. The fire got too crazy. It burned so quick.”

Footage obtained by ABC 7 shows the fire engulfing the vehicle as a man approaches a waiting taxi.

“Can I get a ride?” he is heard asking the cab driver before he gets inside and the vehicle drives away.

“This defendant’s actions before and after crashing his car caused the death of a vibrant woman who had her entire life ahead of her,” Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez stated. “He showed complete disregard for life and the safety of everyone using our roadways.”

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