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Sean Urbanski sentenced to life in murder of Army Lt. Richard Collins III

Added 01-14-21 07:18:03pm EST - “A white Maryland man was sentenced to life prison on Thursday in the brutal 2017 slaying of a black Army lieutenant ?" a case prosecutors said was motivated by racism, and which sparked nation?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Sean Urbanski sentenced to life in murder of Army Lt. Richard Collins III”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A white Maryland man was sentenced to life prison on Thursday in the brutal 2017 slaying of a black Army lieutenant — a case prosecutors said was motivated by racism, and which sparked national outcry and changes to the state’s hate crime law.

Sean Urbanski, 25, was convicted in December 2019 of first-degree murder for stabbing 23-year-old Richard Collins III to death on the University of Maryland campus in College Park.

“You committed the ultimate offense. You took a life,” Judge Lawrence Hill told Urbanski at his sentencing in Prince George’s County Circuit Court, according to local outlet WTOP.

The crime took place in the early hours of May 20, 2017 when Urbanski, then a University of Maryland student, walked up to Collins and two friends at a campus bus stop.

“Step left. Step left if you know what’s best for you,” he ordered Collins, according to prosecutors.

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