In an e-mail to The Post Monday, Nelson’s lawyer, Paul D’Emilia, called the district attorney’s version of the incident “unfortunate and misleading” and said prosecutors’ account “attempted to conflate two separate events that day as one continuous occurrence.
“Ms. Nelson received a frantic telephone call from her son who was, once again, being bullied and physically assaulted in the parking lot outside William Floyd High School,” D’Emilia said. “She found him shoeless and surrounded by tormentors when she drove up a few minutes later.
“After fending off her son’s attackers, she drove to both the junior high school as well as the senior high school to report the incident and also try to retrieve her son’s sneakers.”
D’Emilia said Nelson struck the teen nearly two hours later when she drove her son home.