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Milwaukee police have arrested a 61-year-old white man is accused of throwing battery acid in a 42-year-old Mahud Villalaz.
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged in a white-On-man with a hate crime for allegedly throwing acid on a Hispanic man in the face last week.
Clifton Blackwell, 61, was already facing a charge of first-degree reckless injury. The authorities have added hate crime and is a dangerous weapon, charges that could increase his sentence if he is convicted.
Clifton Blackwell, 61, is accused of splashing battery acid on a Spanish guy in the face over the past month.
(Milwaukee County Jail via AP)
The victim, a Mahud Villalaz, a 42-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Peru, he said, is that his attacker approached him in the vicinity of the restaurant on Friday and confronted him about the parking too close to a bus stop, the charging documents say.
The prosecutors said, He asked, “Why did you invade my land?” and “Why don’t you respect my laws?”
Villalaz said, and he moved his car, but He will continue to berate him, calling it “illegal,” and said to him: “go back, go back.”
Villalaz said he did He is a racist or not. After you tell He will “everyone comes from somewhere first,” He allegedly threw acid on him, Villalaz said.
The surveillance video from the restaurant of the attack, which left Villalaz, with second-degree burns on his face. The researchers searched Blackwell’s home and found four bottles of sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and two bottles of Kleen Out drain opener, according to the search warrant.
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He does not yet have an attorney, according to court records. His family says he was a Marine Corps veteran who served during the AMERICAN invasion of Panama in 1989. A Navy official told The Associated Press that the branch has no record of a matching Blackwell’s name and date of birth.
His mother, Jacqueline P., Blackwell, told The Journal Sentinel he wanted to be careful with the us Department of Veterans Affairs in Milwaukee, wisconsin for post-traumatic stress.
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State court records show He was convicted in 2006 in Rusk County, a case of false imprisonment and pointing a gun at a person, in a case where four hunters at gunpoint because they were on his property.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.