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N.C. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 3 Muslim College Students


Added 06-12-19 11:07:01am EST - “Two of his victims were hoping to work in dentistry. The third was still attending N.C. State.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “N.C. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 3 Muslim College Students”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Craig Stephen Hicks has pleaded guilty to killing three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, N.C., a shocking crime that in 2015 was variously described as being a hate crime, a dispute over parking — or some combination of the two.

Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry read out three counts of first-degree murder against Hicks, 50, in court Wednesday. Hicks responded "guilty" to each crime, as member station WUNC's Jason deBruyn reports.

After those pleas were entered, deBruyn says, "a prosecutor read out some background about the victims while some family members wept silently in the court behind her."

Deah Barakat, 23, was a second-year student in the University of North Carolina's dentistry school. His wife, Yusor, 21, was also planning to attend the graduate school. Her sister, Razan, 19, was a student at N.C. State University.

According to prosecutors, during his time at the apartment complex, Hicks would be rude to white neighbors, but to non-white neighbors, he would threaten violence and brandish a gun to intimidate

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