Last week, Richard Rojas drove his Honda Accord into a busy sidewalk in New York City's Times Square. The incident, which momentarily brought the city to a halt as experts wondered if the situation was terrorism-related, left one dead and 22 others injured. Now, Rojas has come forward admitting he has various mental health issues, but does not know what, specifically, is the problem.
Rojas has since admitted that he was high on marijuana and PCP during the altercation. After running into almost two dozen people, Rojas had exited his car and reportedly screamed, "You were supposed to shoot me! I wanted to kill them!”
In an earlier interview with The Post rojas had said that his actions were a cry for help: “I wanted to fix my life. I wanted to get a job. Get a girlfriend."
“I just want to apologize to all the victims’ families . . . I want to apologize to my mom,” added Rojas. “The last thing I remember is driving in my car. Then, I woke up in the precinct ... I was terrified.”
Rojas has been charged with second-degree murderand 20 counts of attempted murder. Law enforcement had previously said that Rojas had "heard voices telling him to hurt people before the chaos unfolded."
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