Cruz Trial to Continue After Hiatus

Brian Thomas Cruz is due back in court on Wednesday, Sept. 6, when Judge Lauren Weis-Birnstein will deliberate upon the results of the defendant’s latest psychological evaluation.

New findings could potentially reduce jail time for the 47-year-old homeless man charged with kidnapping, carjacking and assault if the court deems him to be mentally incompetent.

—GABRIELLA BOCK