Richard Collins III Wrongly Murdered Before His Graduation
- Things were going well for 23-year-old Richard Collins III, he had just been Commission as a lieutenant in the United States Army and set to graduate from Bowie State on Tuesday.
Richard was stabbed to death early Saturday, May 20. While waiting for an uber on the campus of The University of Maryland. The suspect is a 22-year-old Maryland student who belongs to a racist Facebook group, and Collins’ death is being investigated as a hate crime. Sean Urbanski, 22, the Maryland student suspected of killing Collins, has been charged with first and second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
Urbanski is a member of a white supremacist Facebook group called Alt-Reich Nation, they’re anti Jew, Latino, African-American and immigrants. On Sunday, University of Maryland police chief David Mitchell announced that the FBI had been called in to assist in the investigation. According to witnesses, at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, Collins and two other students were waiting for a Uber outside of a dormitory when Urbanski approached them. It seemed random and unprovoked. Police say that Urbanski also appeared intoxicated.
“Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you,” Urbanski said, according to charging documents written by the police. When Collins refused, Urbanski stabbed him once in the chest, police allege.
Initially, Urbanski was charged with murder, but charges may be upgraded to a hate crime because of his affiliation with a racist organization.
Thoughts on this horrible indecent and the current state of America:
Richard Collins III's graduation gown draped over front row chairs at Bowie State University ceremony. He was murdered Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dq7CsBzpLl
— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) May 23, 2017
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