Man accused in wife's Bear Mountain suicide pleads not guilty

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A Staten Island man pleaded not guilty Wednesday at the Rockland County Courthouse during his arraignment for promoting the suicide of his wife and endangering the welfare of his two young daughters.

The prosecution says Victor Han helped his wife commit suicide from the top of Bear Mountain in June. Investigators say Han stepped out of the family's minivan, allowing his wife to drive the van off a 300-foot cliff, with the couple's kids in the back seat. The children, ages 3 and 5, survived the crash. Han says he got out of the van to take a picture, but prosecutors say he knew his wife was suicidal. Han?s attorneys say he did nothing criminal.

If convicted on all counts, Han could get up to 13 years in prison. The next court date is set for December 14.

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