Prosecutors said Joseph Beer, 19, was high and impaired after smoking $20 worth of marijuana and then driving more than 100 mph before crashing off the Southern State Parkway, killing his four teenage passengers.
Closing arguments are expected in the Long Island trial of a Queens man accused of driving high and speeding in a 2012 crash that killed four of his friends.
A Queens teenager was high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two and killing four of his friends, a defense attorney conceded Thursday, but he insisted pot was not the reason for the crash.
An attorney for Jason Bohn have continued to insist his client was suffering from mental illness at the time of the murder and should not be held responsible. But prosecutors said they have evidence that proves otherwise.
According to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.
Joseph Beer, 17, is accused of being high on marijuana and speeding when he crashed his brand new car into trees along the Southern State Parkway on October 8.
Jason Bohn, 33, was ordered held without bail after entering his plea on Monday.