Massachusetts Driver Faces Murder Charge After He Crashed Through Apple Store Window, Claimed Foot Got Stuck On Accelerator
Apr. 24 2023, Published 11:44 a.m. ET
The man accused of crashing a vehicle into an Apple store in New England pleaded not guilty on new charges, including murder, officials said.
Prosecutors southeast of Boston say Bradley Rein, 53, is now accused of second-degree murder, motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation, and 18 counts of aggravated assault and battery.
According to the Springfield Republican, a grand jury indicted Rein on the updated charges in March.
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Before now, Rein was charged with reckless homicide and reckless operation involving a motor vehicle.
New Jersey resident Kevin Bradley was killed when a four-by-four with Rein driving smashed into the mostly-glass front of the Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts on Nov. 21, 2022.
At least 22 others were injured, some of them trapped against a store wall by the vehicle.
WFXT-TV reports Hein claims his foot became stuck on the accelerator in the parking lot. He tested clean with a breathalyzer.
Some of the people who survived the crash are suing not only Rein, but Apple and the owners of the Derby Street Shops center where the store is located.
The crash renewed a debate over whether Massachusetts retailers should be required to have barriers in front of their stores as a precaution.
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