“The rabbi, 恐怖で, handed over the keys. 氏. Awad motioned for the rabbi to enter the van; 同時に, he put away the weapon and pulled out a knife,” 検察官は言った, adding that they believe Awad stabbed Noginski nine times as he attempted to flee.
Noginski was treated at a hospital for his injuries, which police said did not threaten his life.
Witnesses told investigators Awad “held strong biases against Jews, Christians and American culture,” Rollins said.
“We want the Jewish community to know that we believe this violent attack was rooted in anti-Semitism,” Rollins said. “We want the Jewish community to know that they are safe, valued, and will be protected.”
Stephen Weymouth, the attorney representing Awad, spoke with CNN Friday.
“I am not surprised that the Commonwealth (マサチューセッツ州) has filed criminal hate crime charges against my client,” 彼は言った. “What I am surprised about is that the Commonwealth didn’t take more time in doing the investigation before deciding to file these charges.”
Weymouth said he believes filing such charges is a “政治問題” and that more investigating should have been done first.
“There was absolutely no need to file those charges within one week of the incident,” 彼は言った.