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Teen accused of killing an Uber passenger in crash will walk free

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A teenage boy accused of killing an Uber passenger in a crash will walk free.

In an exclusive interview with CBS 58, the boy's sister said she knew the whole time that police had arrested the wrong person.

The question now is who is responsible for killing the 22-year-old girl with so much life ahead of her?

The charges have been dropped against Jesus Cardenas-Torres but his sister says justice still needs to be served.

Citlali's brother, Jesus Cardenas-Torres, will be coming home. The two felony charges against him were dropped on Thursday.

"I want everybody to know that it wasn't my brother and that's the truth. It really wasn't my brother," said Citlali Cardenas-Torres.

Police say the 16-year-old Jesus admitted driving the car that crashed into an Uber last month at West Orchard and 20th, killing Marilyn Hernandez.

 The Uber driver and another passenger were both seriously injured but Citlali says a different boy was in fact the one behind the wheel.  

"It was somebody who my brother knew. It was," Citlali said. "That's why my brother took the blame because he didn't want to be called a snitch."

The Cardenas-Torres family is now looking for true justice for Marilyn.

"We don't want problems with the girl's family. We want everything to be in peace. We want the girl to go and rest. We want them to find the person who really did it."

Marilyn's family did not wish to comment on the dropped charges.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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