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The Last: Slain student remembered at the beginning

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Latest news about the stabbing death of a black student to the University of Maryland (all times are local):

11 hours

A black Bowie State University student killed in weekend at the University of Maryland is remembered at the ceremony where he was meant to graduate.

The historically black school’s commencement held Tuesday at the neighboring university’s College Park campus, where Richard Collins III was fatal early Saturday.

A moment of silence in Collins’ honor was held during the ceremony. President Mickey Burnim asked graduates to think “what each of us could do to achieve more peace, harmony and love, that seems so lacking in our country and our world today.”

The university of Maryland physics professor Charles Clark, dressed in his academic regalia and carried a sign in honor of Collins as he greets Bowie State graduates and the faculty. He says that he wanted to greet people on his own name, and “they give a good impression” of the university.

People walk in the graduation ceremony and thanked Clark, including Bowie State science professor, Raisins Dozier, that the name of Collins’ death cookies. Dozier, says Collins, “life is a lamp for those who are lost.”

Collins’ murder is investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. The police says that the suspect, Sean Urbanski, who is white, was a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago. He is charged with first-and second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

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10:15 pm

The father of a black Bowie State University student killed during a visit to the nearby University of Maryland says that he is too consumed by shock to fully understand the implications of the “horrific and senseless act.”

Richard Collins Jr. tells NBC News that he “no place to feel many emotions beyond sadness and just (a) deep sense of personal loss.” Collins says that his son, Richard Collins III, was a competitor with “a loving and giving heart.”

The police have the FBI help in the investigation of the stabbing as a possible hate crime. The police says that the suspect, Sean Urbanski, was a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago.

Collins was just appointed as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and would have graduated on Tuesday. His father said that he “would go out of his way” to “help others, but you want to try to encourage that in your children.”

Collins says that he is not to blame, either of the university. He says that both have rallied behind him and his family.

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10 hours

The University of Maryland Black Student Union says that the killing of a visiting black student is not the first incident to expose the “escalating tensions” in the school.

In a statement, the group of students who said Monday that the killing of Richard Collins III, a Bowie State University student set to graduate Tuesday, was clearly racist. The group says that the administration was the defendant, Sean Urbanski, with his consistent dismissal of overt hatred and race-biased crimes” that threaten marginalized students.

The group says that the university needs to do more than a dialogue. It says that it is “absolutely necessary in order to judge of the thoughts and behaviors associated with hatred because of the good possibility to manifest as racist violence.”

The murder is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. Urbanski, who is white, is charged with first-and second-degree murder and first-degree assault and is being held without bond.

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9:30 pm

The university of Maryland officials are honoring a Bowie State University student killed at the College Park campus, with a moment of reflection at the chapel of the garden.

In a message to the campus community Monday, the university announced that there will be a time of reflection will be held Wednesday in honor of Richard Collins III, the student will be fatal on the campus in the weekend. The university says the campus community is invited to “stand in solidarity with his family, friends and the entire Bowie State University community” in a moment of reflection at the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance, at the Memorial Chapel.

Police say Collins, a Bowie State University student is set to graduate Tuesday, was attacked by Sean Urbanski early Saturday during a visit to the University of Maryland. The black student’s murder is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. Urbanski, who is white, is charged with first-and second-degree murder and first-degree assault and is being held without bond.

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9 hours

A civilian police worker in Maryland is suspended over what the police call an “extremely insensitive for the answer to one of the social media comment about the killing of a black student to the University of Maryland.

Anne Arundel County police announced in a statement that Welby Burgone was suspended hours after officials became aware Monday of are Facebook-comment that apparently made a joke in response to a post that the suspect stabbing. The police says the response turned out to be racist.

The police says Burgone, a former police academy recruit, is assigned to the communication department department.

The Capital reports that Burgone attended Severna Park High School with Sean Urbanski, the white of the University of Maryland student charged in the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student Richard Collins III. The murder on the university, in neighboring Prince George’s County is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Chief Timothy Complex calls Burgone the actions of “betrayal” of the department values. He says an employee “who espouses or supports hate speech or racist ideology will be held responsible.”

4:10 pm

Prosecutors ask for patience as they investigate as a possible hate crime, the stabbing of the black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student.

The stitches of Richard Collins III is being investigated by the police and the FBI. The police says that the suspect, Sean Urbanski, was a member of a racist Facebook group several months ago.

Collins’ classmates at Bowie State organized and held a vigil in his memory on Monday night.

The authorities say that Urbanski, who was denied bond Monday on his first hearing was drunk at the time of slaughter beginning of the Saturday, and that police are awaiting the results of the drug tests.

Collins, who will visit friends in College Park campus, had just been appointed second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and would have graduated Tuesday from Bowie State.

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This story has been corrected to show that Richard Collins Jr. spoke with NBC News.

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