An SUV driver who plowed into a Times Square crowd and killed an 18 year-old tourist screamed ‘I want to kill them all!’ afterwards, a court heard.
Richard Rojas’ murder trial, which opened in New York Monday, also heard that the 31 year-old military veteran was well-aware of what he was doing during the 2017 carnage, despite his defense’s claims that he wasn’t of sound-mind.
A Manhattan jury heard from prosecutor Alfred Peterson how in 2017 Rojas barreled into helpless tourists who were visiting the popular destination known as ‘the crossroads of the world,’ killing Alyssa Elsman, a tourist visiting from Michigan, and injuring 22 others.
It was ‘impossible for him not to know exactly what was happening,’ Peterson said in his opening statement. ‘But he didn´t stop.’
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