Suspect in Bowie State University student's murder indicted

- The man accused of killing a Bowie State University student earlier this year was indicted for murder on Thursday.

Sean Urbanski, a 22-year-old white student at the University of Maryland, was arrested and charged with killing 23-year-old Richard Collins III, an African-American student, on the UMD campus in May.

Police said Collins, who had been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army just two days before he was killed, was a senior at Bowie State and was celebrating with friends at College Park when he was killed.

Investigators believe Urbanski approached Collins and his friends at about 3 a.m. on May 20 as they were waiting for an Uber on Regents Drive. Police said Urbanski started yelling at the group before stabbing Collins in the chest.

Officials revealed on Thursday that surveillance video captured the entire attack on Collins.

Urbanski was arrested at the scene. Police called the homicide a random, unprovoked attack and probed the murder of Collins as a possible hate crime.

The University of Maryland Police said Urbanski was a member of a racist group on Facebook, but officials on Thursday said they haven't been able to determine if Collins was attacked because he was black.

Officials said they were searching Urbanski's electronic devices and were asking the FBI to aid in the searching of those devices.

Urbanski was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and first-degree assault and was held without bond.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories