nbcnews.com - 37 days ago
The driver behind Times Square mayhem said "I wanted to kill them"
The driver behind the mayhem in New York City's Times Square that killed one and injured 22 others allegedly stated, "I wanted to kill them" and admitted to smoking PCP-laced marijuana before Thursday's violence.
Richard Rojas, 26, told a witness that he had wanted to kill the pedestrians of Times Square whom he hit with his 2009 Honda Accord, according to court documents. He also allegedly added that he smoked PCP-laced marijuana before the onslaught. "I smoked marijuana," he told police, according to court documents. "I laced the marijuana with PCP." Play Facebook Twitter Embed Video shows driver slamming through Times Square pedestrians: 1 dead, 22 injured 2:57 autoplay autoplay Copy this code to your website or blog The Bronx native is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, 20 counts of attempted murder and second-degree murder. "It appears to be intentional in the sense that he was troubled and lashing out," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on WNYC radio on Friday. Police and the Department of Homeland Security initially suggested it was an accident.
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