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White Man Confesses to Stabbing of 17-Year-Old Black Teen, Now Faces 25 Years In Prison

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.

During a search of his residence, where McCallion had been living with his father, investigators found more weapons, including two loaded weapons in his bedroom, a loaded 9mm Keltec Luger-style semi-automatic and a Bushmaster Carbon 15 Armalite-style rifle.

Ossining Police Chief Kevin Sylvester told CBS2 last year, “We love this community and what it stands for, and one of the big things we try to share with people is that hatred is not welcome here.” But, he noted, “The mental and physical scarring that lasts after a violent crime, that never goes away.”

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Author: The Black Detour Team

J.D. Smith is a Tech Investor, Author, and Economist. He is the Founder of Visionary Creative International, a Tech-Based Consumer Solutions Company. He is also the Publisher for Black Media Daily, a 24/7 media outlet providing a voice for black content creators and a place to control their image throughout the Diaspora. J.D. is also the co-author of the book 100 Questions Black People Should Ask themselves, and a best-selling author of the book Made By Hustle. As a digital nomad, he promotes the importance of black travel and working from anywhere.


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