The Latest: Prosecutor: Army vet targeted 2 people in crowd

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California man accused of intentionally driving into a group of pedestrians (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Prosecutors say an Army vet ran his car into a crowd of pedestrians in California because he believed two of the people looked like they were Muslim or Indian.

The disclosure came Thursday as prosecutors said they will add two hate crime allegations against 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples.

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Peoples is also facing eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into people at a Sunnyvale crosswalk last month.

A 13-year-old girl remains hospitalized on life support.

Peoples’ mother said her son has struggled with PTSD since serving in Iraq from June 2005 to May 2006.

Peoples could enter a plea at a hearing expected later Thursday.

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9:50 a.m.

Prosecutors will file new hate crime charges against an Army veteran accused of eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at a California crosswalk last month.

Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office spokesman Sean Webby said Thursday that two hate crime allegations will be filed against 34-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples, a veteran of the Iraq war.

Police say Peoples showed no remorse and told investigators he intentionally drove into pedestrians in Sunnyvale.

A 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were among the injured. The girl remains hospitalized on life support.

Peoples’ mother said her son has struggled with PTSD.

A hearing in the case was set for later Thursday.

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