Man charged with hate crime at University of Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)- An 18-year-old man faces a preliminary hearing this month on a hate crime charge after a University of Missouri residence hall was vandalized.
Bonne County authorities charged Bradley M. Becker with second-degree property damage motivated by discrimination after the vandalism at the Mark Twain Residence Hall. A swastika was burned into the ceiling of a stairwell twice in April and someone once wrote “You have been warned.”
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Becker’s attorney, Columbia-based Jeffrey Hilbrenner, was not available for comment Tuesday.
Becker is listed in an online directory as a freshman health science major.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 23.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com