Robert McCallion has plead guilty earlier this month to felony charges which include attempted murder and attempted murder as a hate crime. McCallion is facing 25 years in prison, after he stabbed a Black teen visiting her family last March. McCallion, who is white, confessed to stabbing a 17-year-old girl at an apartment complex where he lived at the time, court documents said. The incident occurred on Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Avalon apartments on North Highland Avenue in Ossining in Westchester County, New York. Police arrived at the apartment complex to discover the victim, whose name hasn’t been made public bleeding from stab wounds.
Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah says the man used racial slurs while stabbing the victim, who was a stranger to him. “This was a brutal, despicable and cowardly attack by Robert McCallion on an innocent young woman because of the color of her skin,” he said.
“Hate crimes such as this not only traumatize the victim, but the community as well, and will be prosecuted aggressively by this Office,” DA Roach added. McCallion was found close by the complex’s parking lot covered in the victim’s blood. The knife he used during the crime was also found at the scene.
Following his arrest, McCallion attacked a nurse while in custody at Westchester County Jail on March 15, 2020. McCallion was charged with causing “physical injury to [a] registered nurse” in an effort intended “to prevent [the] registered nurse from performing a lawful duty,” the court document said.
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Author: The Black Detour Team