WHITE PLAINS - A psychiatric notice was filed in court today for the suspended NYPD officer accused of opening fire on a car and injuring a man while off duty.
Brendan Cronin, 27, is facing a five-count grand jury indictment that includes two charges of attempted murder. By filing a psychiatric notice in court, Cronin's attorney could possibly be preparing for a psychiatric defense.
"I think a psychiatric defense will fail and will not excuse the conduct he's engaged in," says Randolph McLaughlin, the attorney representing Cronin's two alleged victims, Robert Borelli and Joseph Felice.
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Cronin allegedly walked up to a car stopped at a red light in Pelham back in April and fired into it with his service weapon. Borelli and Felice survived, but Felice was hit six times and is still recovering from his gunshot wounds. Cronin allegedly told police on the scene he was on his way home from a bar in the Bronx, where he had 10 drinks of beer and whiskey.
Cronin remains out on $250,000 bail. He will be in court again in October, when a trial date may be determined.