- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been convicted of trying to kill his mother by ramming his SUV into her upstate New York home.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (https://bit.ly/1Ns22j1 ) a Sullivan County jury on Thursday found 51-year-old Vincent Ryan Jr. guilty of attempted murder, assault and related offenses.

Prosecutors say Ryan had repeated disputes with his parents and they had a protection order against their son.

Ryan told investigators he wanted his parents investigated, so he planned to commit a hate crime to get attention from federal authorities. Instead, he then turned his attention to his mother.

Prosecutors say Ryan intended to kill his mother when he drove into Helen Ryan’s Bloomingburg home last year, injuring her.

Ryan will be sentenced on July 21.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record, https://www.th-record.com

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