Suspect in DJ Jinx Paul hit-and-run rejects plea deal

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The man charged in the hit-and-run accident that left DJ Jinx Paul dead in East New York in 2016 appeared in a Downtown Brooklyn courthouse Wednesday to reject a plea deal and for a discovery hearing.

Kevin Ozorio faces one to four years in prison if convicted of leaving the scene of an accident, the top charge he faces. Prosecutors unsuccessfully offered him a plea deal. The trial could begin by the end of the year.

DJ Jinx Paul, whose real name was Jean Paul Guerrero, was leaving a night club in December 2016 when a car struck and killed him.

Police accuse Ozorio of driving that car and fleeing the scene. He surrendered to police a day later but was released due to a lack of evidence.

Police later obtained more surveillance video and filed charges.

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