Libertyville man gets probation for hate crime
Updated: July 10, 2012 4:40PM
WHEATON — A former Elmhurst College student who scratched “KKK” and a racial slur on a window ledge outside the room of an African-American dorm supervisor was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation.
Myles Burton, 21, of Libertyville had faced up to five years in prison after being convicted in May of a felony hate crime for the November 2011 vandalism at the college’s Stanger Hall.
DuPage County Judge George Bakalis also ordered Burton to serve 90 days in jail, though he already served that sentence while awaiting trial.
Prosecutors argued Burton had been drinking and was angry at another faculty member when he used a rock to scratch the initials and a slur into the window ledge of the 28-year-old dorm supervisor.
Burton, who is appealing his felony conviction, has been expelled from the college.