Following The Murder Of Black Teen Nia Wilson, Anne Hathaway’s Response Has Caused Quite A Reaction

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While changing to a connecting train at MacArthur station, the trio were approached by a fellow passenger. Then, without saying a word, the individual pulled out a knife and swung at Wilson’s throat, cutting it. “He didn’t know us, we didn’t know him,” sister Letifah told KGO-TV in July 2018. “But he just stood there, like it was nothing.”

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Within moments, Wilson would be dead, and the assailant – who also stabbed Letifah in the neck – would be long gone. One day later, however, police arrested John Cowell – a multiple offender released on parole – for the attack. And in the aftermath of Cowell’s apprehension, his relatives issued a statement claiming that the suspect suffered from both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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However, this message was not accepted by Wilson’s family. Some of the African American teen’s loved ones have accused Cowell – a white man – of committing a hate crime, and they are demanding that Cowell be tried on such terms. “[Cowell’s relatives] are trying to say that he was sick and crazy,” Malika told The New York Times. “[Instead,] it was an act of racism.”

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