Monday, March 06, 2006

More On The UNC Crash

Mary Katherine Ham has been updating regularly on the situation in Raleigh, and in doing so, came across this:

UPDATE: Fox News just ran video of the suspect being taken to court. Along the way, reporters were shouting questions at him.

Reporter: Were you trying to kill people? Taheri-azar: Yes.

UPDATE 2: Taheri-azar is going to be representing himself at trial with the help of Allah, he said in a hearing today.

Fox is reporting that Taheri-azar's also said this at his hearing.

A University of North Carolina graduate from Iran, accused of running down nine people on campus to avenge the treatment of Muslims, said at a hearing Monday that he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah."

If anything, Taheri-azar's conviction seems to be uncompromising. It will be interesting to see as this case develops how such a bright individual could become so disillusioned that he attempted to kill innocent college students with an SUV.