Driver Who Crashed Car Into Times Square Crowd Likely To Use Insanity Defense

On May 18, 2017, Richard Rojas drove his car into a crowd in the Times Square area of New York City. Now, lawyers are indicating that Rojas may be gearing up for an insanity defense.

According to the New York Daily News, Rojas did not appear in court on Monday for a short conference about the case. Attorney Enrico Demarco has filed an official notice that will eventually allow him to proceed with the case on the premise that Rojas was not in his right mind at the time of the incident. Prosecutors will move forward by searching for mental health experts to evaluate Rojas. The date for those evaluations has not yet been determined.

Rojas had injured 20 and killed one when his vehicle plowed through the busy tourist area.

“They were screaming, yelling, running,” said Sharief White, a witness at the time. “It was running over everybody that

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