Man charged as run-over medic is mourned as job's matriarch

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NEW YORK - A man accused of crushing a fire department medic to death under the wheels of a stolen ambulance told reporters Friday he'd done nothing wrong, while his lawyer said he was mentally ill and didn't act intentionally.

As colleagues mourned Fire Department Emergency Medical Services technician Yadira Arroyo at a stationhouse draped in black and purple bunting, Jose Gonzalez was arraigned on murder and other charges in her gruesome death. The mom of five sons worked as medic for 14 years, and colleagues said she was devoted to her job and a mother figure to co-workers as well as her own family.

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