New York City jury finds man who mowed down Times Square crowd not responsible due to mental illness

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A man who prosecutors accused of killing one tourist and injuring nearly two dozen others when he mowed down pedestrians in Times Square five years ago was found not responsible by a jury on Wednesday due to mental illness. 

Richard Rojas, a 31-year-old man who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was hearing voices during the attack, will now qualify for an open ended “involuntary mental commitment” instead of a lengthy prison sentence, the…

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