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White Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing of Black Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III

Added 01-15-21 02:07:02pm EST - “Sean Urbanski, 25, was convicted of murdering Collins in 2017. Limitations in Maryland's hate crime statute exempting Urbanski led to a change in the law.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “White Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing of Black Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III, left, and Sean Urbanski. Urbanski was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the murder of Collins in May 2017. AP hide caption

Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III, left, and Sean Urbanski. Urbanski was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the murder of Collins in May 2017.

Sean Urbanski, a former University of Maryland student who stabbed and killed a Black Army lieutenant at a bus stop in May 2017, was sentenced to life in prison for what prosecutors said was a racially motivated hate crime.

A Prince George's County Circuit Court judge handed down the life sentence for Urbanski, 25. However, the judge denied the prosecution's request for a sentence without parole.

"I'm absolutely satisfied that justice was served," said Maryland State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy, whose office prosecuted the case against Urbanski.

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