Indiana woman charged with hate crime for attack on Asian student
Driving the news: Billie R. Davis, 56 of Bloomington, is accused of carrying out the "racially motivated" attack “because of the victim’s race and national origin,” per the DOJ.
Catch up quick: Davis allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old Indiana University student multiple times in the head while the student was waiting for bus doors to open.
- Footage that captured the attack showed that Davis and the victim had no interaction prior to the stabbing, police said at the time.
- Davis then told police she had targeted the student because of their ethnicity, according to court documents filed after her arrest.
- In addition to the federal hate crime charge, Davis was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, and battery by means of a deadly weapon shortly after the incident.
- Stop AAPI Hate documented more than 11,400 anti-AAPI hate incidents in a two-year period between March 2020 and March 2022.