Man charged with hate crime at University of Missouri
COLUMBIA (AP) - An 18-year-old man was set to face a preliminary hearing in June on a hate crime charge after a University of Missouri residence hall was vandalized.
Boone County authorities charged Bradley M. Becker with second-degree property damage motivated by discrimination after 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 was listed in an online directory as a freshman health science major.
The preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 23.