A 56-year-old woman stabbed an 18-year-old Indiana University student multiple times in the. Head on a bus because the victim was Asian.Billy Davis, 56, told police he targeted the student for his race. According to court documents obtained by WRTV, the woman told police the 18-year-old student “would be one less person to blow up our country.”
The victim was standing and waiting for an exit door. To open on a Bloomington Transit bus when another passenger began hitting him in the head, police said in a statement.
The two women had no contact before the attack.
The accused was charged with battery until hospital staff found seven stab wounds to the victim’s head, the NY Post reported.
On Thursday, police re-interviewed the suspect who admitted. To using a folding knife in the racially charged attack and charged him with attempted murder. It is unclear if he will also be charged with a hate crime.
Police allege Davis struck attack spontaneously while the student was waiting for the door to open.
A witness followed Davis to give his location to police
Apainful impact on individuals and our communities,” Indiana University Vice President. For Diversity, Equity. And Multicultural Affairs James Wimbush said in a statement.
“No one should face harassment or violence because of their background. Ethnicity or heritage. Instead. The Bloomington and IU communities. Are stronger because of the great diversity of identity and perspectives in our campus and community cultures.”