Homeless Veteran Hit by Car to Receive Military Funeral

This Nov. 20, 2016 photo taken by James Cool shows his brother, Raymond John Cool. It's the spot where Cool lived and where authorities say he was intentionally struck and killed by the driver of a car on Feb. 3, 2017. (James Cool via AP)
This Nov. 20, 2016 photo taken by James Cool shows his brother, Raymond John Cool. It's the spot where Cool lived and where authorities say he was intentionally struck and killed by the driver of a car on Feb. 3, 2017. (James Cool via AP)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — 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.

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