During an interview with The New York Post at Rikers Island, Richard Rojas, the murderous Times Square driver, stated he felt he was starting to go insane in the weeks leading up to his attack on New York City pedestrians.
Rojas also claims that he sought the help of a mental health counselor for veterans prior to his lethal road rage, but it was to no avail. His teary-eyed statements to The NY Post can be read below:
“I was trying to get help. I wanted to fix my life. I wanted to get a job. Get a girlfriend. [The counselor] said he’d call me on Monday… Monday hadn’t come yet.”
The 27-year-old Navy veteran plowed through a crowd of New Yorkers last Thursday at Times Square. His maroon Honda Accord struck numerous pedestrians, including killing 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman of Michigan. Rojas is now facing a second-degree murder charge and 20 counts of attempted murder for other victims struck.
“I just want to apologize to all the victims’ families . . . I want to apologize to my mom,” said Rojas as he weeped.
Rojas previously claimed he laced the pot he smoked prior to the attack with PCP. However, Rojas now admits he’s not exactly sure why he made that claim.
“I guess it was laced with something,” said Rojas. “The last thing I remember is driving in my car. Then, I woke up in the precinct… I was terrified.”
When asked about the young woman he killed in the attack, Rojas reportedly began to break down further in tears and said: “I can’t believe it. I’m 27-years-old.”
The video of the captured rampage can be viewed below. Photos from the scene can also be viewed here:
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