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    2 Marines Charged with Hate-Related Crime After Slurs Found at University of Maryland Dorm

    2 Marines Charged with Hate-Related Crime After Slurs Found at University of Maryland Dorm

    Two Marines have been charged in connection to a hate-related crime at the University of Maryland, the service confirmed to .com. The alleged crime — which included writing racial slurs inside a residence hall at the university — occurred last year.

    The university's police department announced Feb. 20 that it had charged Lance Cpl. Hayden Pritchard, 22, and Lance Cpl. Sergio Delgado, 21, after a nearly yearlong investigation. The investigation began when antisemitic symbols and slurs against the Black community were discovered in a dorm last spring.

    A spokesperson for Marine Barracks , also known as 8th and I, confirmed to Military.com on Tuesday that the Marines identified by the University of Maryland police were the ones charged with the alleged crime.

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    “The charges against Lance Cpl. Delgado and Lance Cpl. Pritchard reflect conduct that is inconsistent with the exceedingly high standards the United States Marine Corps expects of its Marines,” Capt. Kayla Haas, a spokesperson for Marine Barracks Washington, told Military.com.

    “Further, such behavior would not reflect the outstanding conduct and professionalism displayed by the vast majority of Marine Barracks Washington's Marines and sailors. Should these charges be substantiated, Lance Cpl. Delgado and Lance Cpl. Pritchard will be held fully accountable for…

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