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Sean Urbanski

Man arrested in fatal stabbing at University of Maryland will not face federal hate-crime charges

Man arrested in fatal stabbing at University of Maryland will not face federal hate-crime charges

Local prosecutors will continue to pursue hate-crime charges in the fatal stabbing of a black Army lieutenant at the University of Maryland at the state level, after the FBI decided not to pursue charges at the federal level.

“Maryland has a separate statute on hate crimes, and it does not affect our position,” said Denise Roberts, a spokeswoman for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office. “We are still moving forward.”

The FBI did not find enough evidence to recommend charging Sean Urbanski, 24, with a hate crime under federal law in the 2017 slaying of Richard Collins III, WTOP reported Monday. Multiple individuals familiar with the investigation confirmed the...

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