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Judge Asked to Postpone Trial in Bowie State Student's Fatal Stabbing

Sean Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May 2017 killing of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III

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    Prosecutors: Bowie State Student Murder Was a Hate Crime

    News4's Tracee Wilkins reports that hate crime charges were filed against a white University of Maryland student accused of murdering a black Bowie State student. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017)

    Maryland prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a trial 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 prosecutors want to delay Sean Urbanski's Jan. 22 trial because the case's lead prosecutor resigned Nov. 30. Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. didn't immediately rule on prosecutors' request for more time to prepare for trial.

    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.

    Defense attorneys argue prosecutors should be barred from presenting evidence Urbanski belonged to a racist Facebook group called "Alt-Reich: Nation."

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