MOSCOW, may 19 — RIA Novosti. The driver, who on the eve of the pedestrians in downtown new York, “wanted to kill them all” and regretted that the police didn’t shoot him, reports the associated Press.
According to the Agency, during the arrest of 26-year-old Richard Rojas told the police that before committing a collision smoked marijuana and took a horse tranquilizer. Roxas said that the police had to shoot him because he wanted to commit murder.
According to police, three victims remain in critical condition, as one of them – 38-year-old citizen of Canada is particularly concerned about. Law enforcement authorities expect to receive test results on the blood levels of drugs in a few days, Reuters reported.
Around noon on Thursday, the car made arrival on pedestrians in the square times square in new York. In the death of 18-year-old girl more than 20 people are in hospitals with various injuries. According to preliminary data of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in new York, information on victims Russians didn’t arrive. According to mayor bill De Blasio, currently the incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack.
According to law enforcement, 26-year-old Richard Rojas is also charged in the 20 paragraphs of attempted second-degree murder.
Test for alcohol intoxication, taken from Rojas showed a negative result, but the British Daily Mail reports that he was under the influence of synthetic marijuana causes hallucinations and emotional disorders.
In the legal system of the state of new York of second-degree murder is considered a less serious crime than premeditated murder premeditated.