Man to be charged under W.Va. hate crime law
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police will be charging a Virginia man under the state's hate crime law for a racially-motivated stabbing Sunday morning outside an Inwood, W.Va., bar.
Trooper E.D. Burnett Sunday said the warrant on the unnamed suspect will be issued today. The Winchester man was still at large Monday night.
Burnett said he will seek a warrant from a magistrate after having conferred with Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely Monday. According to Burnett, Games-Neely told him it was only the second time anyone in Berkeley County will have been charged under the 1987 law.