March 25, 2010
Suspect in hate crime attack turns himself in
A second suspect in an alleged hate crime attack against a Jewish man in Eugene, Ore., has turned himself in.
The suspect was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault in connection with the attack.
Police first made an arrest in the case Monday.
The Jewish man, 33, was attacked twice an hour apart on Saturday night near the University of Oregon campus, according to the Oregonian newspaper. Two men punched and kicked him and, during the second assault, shouted anti-Semitic slurs.
Eugene Police Sgt. Kris Martes told KVAL News that the assault is considered a hate crime.
“The purpose and the motivation behind the crime, according to the victim, is his religious orientation,” Martes said.
The alleged attackers, all transients, reportedly knew each other.