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Man found not responsible for Times Square vehicle rampage

Jun. 22, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove his car through crowds of people in Times Square in 2017, killing a young tourist and maiming helpless pedestrians, was cleared of responsibility Wednesday because of mental illness. A jury in New York City accepted an insanity defense claiming...

Defendant's degree of psychosis argued at Times Square trial

Jun. 15, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of using his car to mow down people in Times Square made a deliberate choice to leave a path of death and destruction there in the spring of 2017, a prosecutor said Wednesday in closing arguments at a New York City trial that’s put an insanity defense to the test....

Testimony at Times Square trial: Attacker was hearing voices

Jun. 08, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Richard Rojas was kicked out of the Navy, he began sharing disturbing thoughts that were coursing through his head — that cars were following him, that aircraft were dusting him with chemicals, that his meals were poisoned. An uncle, Ramon Reyes, said Rojas...

Victims recount horrors in Times Square car-ramming trial

May. 20, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For some survivors, the sounds are a part of what still haunts them. People screaming. Car tires screeching. An engine revving. It was “like somebody just floored it. … It was so loud,” Jyll Elsman told a jury on a recent day in a Manhattan courtroom. “That...