Yonkers man now faces murder charges in hit-and-run

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Charges have been upgraded against a Yonkers man who police say hit and killed a Roosevelt High School student with his car.

Prosecutors say Joel Thompson is now charged with murder after intentionally running over and killing 16-year-old Madysen Denman, last month on Nepperhan Avenue.

Thompson fled the scene after, but officers apprehended him minutes later on Saw Mill River Road.

The 23-year-old was previously charged with manslaughter. 

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