Khaled Awad, who stabbed Rabbi Noginski earlier this month, faces further hate crime charges on top of several other charges.
Khaled Awad, the person who stabbed Rabbi Shlomo Noginski in Boston earlier this month, now faces further hate crime offenses.
Awad, initially from Egypt, was once figured out as having solid views in opposition to Jews, Christians, and American culture, in accordance to prosecutors.
“The witnesses also observed that the suspect would stereotype varied variations in racial groups and conduct, which incorporated whites, Blacks and that he was once particularly harsh on Jews,” the prosecutor important.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is at prove investigating whether or no longer the incident was once a hate crime.
“We judge this was once rooted in antisemitism,” she stated outside the court docket.
Awad, 21, pled no longer guilty to several charges, including assaulting an officer. He allegedly kicked an officer in the stomach whereas being positioned in a police automobile.
The court docket-appointed attorney for Awad, Stephen Weymouth, requested a competency evaluation, calling it a “crime of opportunity” as a substitute of it being a hate crime.
“There was once a van. There was once a space of keys. He wanted him to get into the van. I function no longer ogle anything to existing to me that this was once essentially essentially based on hate,” Weymouth stated.
A dangerousness hearing was once postponed till July 29, after a diagnostic evaluation at a voice clinic.