NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist accused of stabbing a black man to death on a New York City street told police he wanted to purge the Earth of black people.
According to his videotaped confession, James Jackson told investigators after his arrest in the March 20, 2017, stabbing of Timothy Caughman that blacks were “inferior” and should be “exterminated.”
The New York Post reported that Jackson’s confession was played at a pretrial hearing in Manhattan on Tuesday.
Authorities say the 30-year-old Jackson traveled from Baltimore to New York to kill black men. The 66-year-old Caughman was stooped over a pile of trash when he was attacked from behind with a sword.
Jackson has pleaded not guilty to murder as a hate crime and murder as an act of terrorism.
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