The Queens district attorney stated on Monday that a man who was captured on camera charging Black Lives Matter demonstrators while donning a glove with four long, serrated blades had been found guilty of attempted murder.
Frank Cavalluzzi, 57, is accused of jumping out of a car in June 2020 as people were calmly assembling on the overpass above the Cross Island Parkway, yelling "I will kill you," and sprinting in their direction while wearing a "glove of blades."
He then got back in his car and nearly ran over the protesters while driving on a sidewalk.
After a two-week trial, the Flushing man was convicted on nine counts of attempted murder, nine counts of attempted assault, seven counts of menacing, illegal possession of a firearm, and reckless driving.
Cavalluzzi Might Face 25 Years In Prison For Each Attempted Murder
The protestors were allegedly subjected to a barrage of profanities and racial epithets from Cavalluzzi before he allegedly threatened their lives, got back in his car, and jumped the curb. But this time, fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident.
After a Black Lives Matter banner was seen being torn down on tape at the scene, protesters in the neighborhood of George Floyd's killing erected signs in the area and held demonstrations, according to the New York Post. A white Minneapolis police officer touched Floyd's neck with his knee, causing the black man to pass away.
In October, Cavalluzzi will be sentenced. He might spend up to 25 years in prison for each attempted murder victim.