UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A judge is postponing a pretrial hearing for a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black student on the University of Maryland’s campus.
Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. was scheduled to hear arguments Thursday on defense attorneys’ request to bar prosecutors from presenting evidence that Sean Urbanski belonged to a racist Facebook group called “Alt-Reich: Nation.”READ MORE: ‘The Numbers Slapped Them In The Face’ Father Shares His Family’s COVID-19 Diagnosis As Thousands Of Maryland Students Remain In Quarantine With Cases Rising
But the judge rescheduled the hearing for June 5 because Urbanski wasn’t brought to court from jail in time for Thursday’s hearing.READ MORE: Maryland Faces One Of Its Worst Nursing Shortages In History, Health Officials Say
Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May 2017 killing of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III. Collins was visiting friends at the University of Maryland when he was stabbed to death.MORE NEWS: 'I Spent 36 Years In Prison For A Crime I Didn't Commit': City State's Attorney Office Talks About Program That Helps To Overturn Wrongful Convictions
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