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Man Suspected Of Running Over New York Pedestrians To Appear In Court


The man suspected of plowing his speeding car into a crowd at New York City's Times Square is expected to appear in court on May 19.

A 18-year-old woman was killed and 23 people were injured in the May 18 incident in one of the city's main tourist areas.

Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran from the Bronx, was charged with murder, multiple counts of attempted murder, and aggravated vehicular homicide.

The suspect, who has a history of arrests for offenses including drunk driving and threatening someone with a knife, told police he had "heard voices," law enforcement officials were quoted as saying.

Rojas was discharged from the Navy in 2014 following disciplinary problems, reports said.

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, Reuters, and dpa

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