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James Jackson indicted on terrorism, hate charges in fatal stabbing


James Jackson, the Baltimore man who allegedly came to New York to kill blacks and stabbed Timothy Caughman to death last week on a midtown street corner, was indicted Monday for first- and second-degree murder as an act of terrorism and as a hate crime.

“James Jackson wanted to kill black men, planned to kill black men, and then did kill a black man,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement. “He chose Midtown as his crime scene because Manhattan is the media capital of the world, and a place where people of different races live together and love one another.”

He would face a minimum of 20 years to life if convicted of murder as a hate crime without that enhancement, the district attorney’s office said, and was also charged with three misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

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