Jose Gonzalez is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of New York EMT Yadira Arroyo. Gonzalez had fatally ran over Arroyo with the victim’s own ambulance in 2017.In March 2017, the incident reportedly began when Jose Gonzalez, 31, jumped on the bumper of an ambulance that was on its way to respond to an incident. The EMTs were warned about Gonzalez riding on the back of the ambulance by a passing motorist.
According to an article in NBC New York, when New York EMT Yadira Arroyo and her co-worker exited the ambulance to check, Gonzalez jumped inside. The suspect reportedly put the ambulance in reverse which ran over Arroyo. The New York EMT was immediately transported to a hospital but unfortunately died from her injuries. Reports say Arroyo was a mother of five and a veteran of the New York City Fire Department for 14 years.
Charges Faced By New York EMT Murderer
An article in CNN states that Gonzalez was found guilty and convicted of first-degree murder for the death of the New York EMT. Furthermore, Gonzalez was scheduled to be sentenced last April 5 despite several instances that his trial had been postponed. There had been delays in the case because, after several court appearances and hearings, Gonzalez was considered unfit to stand trial and was sent to a psychiatric facility.