Homeless man hit by car to receive military funeral

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man whom police say was intentionally hit by a car will be buried with military honors.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Raymond John Cool will be buried on March 13 at Riverside National Cemetery.

Cool, a 60-year-old Navy veteran, lived in a corner of a parking lot where he was struck and killed on Feb. 3.

The driver, 55-year-old Lawrence Aaseng of Riverside, has pleaded not guilty to murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Authorities say Aaseng intentionally hit Cool, who was standing near a tree, then backed up and intentionally hit another car as he tried to flee.

The other driver wasn't injured.

Police say there's no evidence that Aaseng knew Cool.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com 

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