Man in Chicago Charged with Hate Crime After Stabbing Elderly Woman ‘because She Was Black’

Pol Danilov HOMEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Pol Danilov
HOMEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

The 26-year-old man was charged Saturday with attempted murder and committing a hate crime.A Chicago-area man was charged Saturday with stabbing a 79-year-old woman four times in the back and neck at a grocery store Friday because of her race, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The man, Pol Danilov, 26, was charged with attempted murder and committing a hate crime. He reportedly told police that he attacked the woman in Homewood, Ill., with a steak knife because she was black and an “easy target,” Cook County prosecutors said on Saturday, the Sun-Times writes.

The knife, with a five-inch blade, also punctured a lung of the victim, who is expected to make a full recovery, the paper writes.

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Source: The Root | 

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