A particular injury legal professional in Florida who allegedly drove in excess of four men and women with her automobile since she was hearing voices in her head has been suspended from the point out Bar.
Beatrice Bijoux, 31, has been charged with just one depend of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, one particular rely of significant speed or wanton fleeing and 4 counts of attempted murder, according to The Miami Herald.
Witnesses declare Ms Bijoux was driving her car exterior The New Market place in Stuart, Florida, on 22 February when she allegedly started operating folks down with her vehicle by driving on the sidewalk. They explained the assault commenced when Ms Bijoux ran her auto in excess of a suppress and smashed into a table exterior the tale, sending an person flying into a concrete wall. Another vicim instructed CBS 12 News that she did not see her vehicle coming before she was hit.
Law enforcement reviewed stability footage, which confirmed a black KIA driving around and hitting individuals sitting down and strolling on the sidewalk. They assert Ms Bijoux produced no endeavor to gradual down and was driving about 30 and 35 mph through the assault.
A single particular person had to be hospitalised following the incident. A different experimented with to halt her just after she allegedly ran down 1 sufferer, but she reportedly tried using to drive more than that person as nicely. He jumped to protection.
Police chased Ms Bijoux, but she sooner or later drove to the law enforcement station and stopped her car. They assert she then exited and explained to them that she intended to hit the persons. Her arrest report promises she informed police that “voices in her head had instructed her to destroy the folks.” She also reportedly instructed police that she desired to kill herself as nicely.
According to WPBF, police responding to the incident reported that she experienced been diagnosed with bipolar ailment and schizophrenia in 2019, but experienced not been to her medical professional given that December, and reportedly experienced not been getting her treatment.
When she was questioned if she had at any time tried to harm anyone else, she said she had not, but “could not describe why right now was diverse,” the arrest report explained.
Her arrest report ends with a chilling assert.
“Bijoux additional mentioned that she assumed about killing her 4-yr-aged niece currently,” it said. “The niece lives with Bijoux portion-time.”
She is at this time being held without the need of bond in the Martin County Jail. On 21 March, the state’s Supreme Courtroom granted the Bar’s ask for for an crisis suspension of Ms Bijoux. She experienced been a member of the Bar due to the fact 2016.