White Maryland Student Indicted in Black Army Officer’s Murder

Lt. Richard Collins III, 23, died a few days before he was to graduate from Maryland’s Bowie State University.

(Reuters) — A grand jury indicted a white former University of Maryland student for murder on Thursday in the stabbing death of a Black U.S. Army officer that is still being investigating as a possible hate crime, authorities said.

Sean Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Md., who was a member of a racist Facebook group, was indicted for common-law murder over the on-campus death of Lt. Richard Collins III in May, said John Erzen, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County state’s attorney.

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“Right now, the investigation into the motive, including whether it was a hate crime, is still ongoing,” Erzen said in a telephone interview.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was helping police analyze Urbanski’s digital devices. “We expect that to conclude in the coming weeks,” Erzen said.

Witnesses have told police that an intoxicated and incoherent Urbanski approached Collins and two friends on a campus sidewalk early on May 20.

He told Collins, who had been commissioned as a lieutenant a few days before, “Step left, step left if you know what’s good for you.”

When a puzzled Collins said, “No,” Urbanski stabbed him in the chest. Collins, 23, died a few days before he was to graduate from Maryland’s Bowie State University.

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Richard Collins III was murdered on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus where American Vanguard distributed racist propaganda.

Police arrested Urbanski on the University of Maryland campus in a Washington suburb.

A police investigation showed that Urbanski was part of the Alt-Reich group on Facebook, where members post disparaging material about African Americans, Jews and others.

Erzen said prosecutors planned to seek life without parole for Urbanski, who remains jailed without bond. His attorney, William Brennan, did not respond to a request for comment.

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    • Charity Dell

      GREG THRASHER–You have an excellent insight.
      Urbanski should be deported and just DUMPED in
      a Black country. I suggest SUDAN, CHAD, MALI,
      NORTHERN NIGERIA or the swamps of the
      CONGOS, where the Mokele Mbembe lives.

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  • I would think it would be crystal clear that it was a hate crime . He belonged to Racist Groups , he ran with Racist people and his best bud was fired from the station he worked at , writing a piece regarding his friend killing the man in the Most Racist form . If it walks like a duck , quacks like a duck , it must be a duck !

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