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Former Elmhurst College student found guilty of hate crime

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A former Elmhurst College student was found guilty of a hate crime Tuesday for carving racist epitaphs outside a school dorm.

DuPage County Judge George Bakalis found Myles Burton guilty Tuesday of carving anti-African American sentiments on a window ledge outside an Elmhurst College dormitory room in December 2011, according to a release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's office.

Burton, 21, of the 1800 block of South Cardinal Court in Libertyville, approached the dorm about 11:25 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2011, and carved slurs -- including "KKK" and "Negro" -- onto the ledge in the 100 block of South Prospect Avenue in Elmhurst, the release said.

Burton was arrested the next day without incident. A grand jury indicted him on Dec. 29, 2011, and Bakalis found him guilty after a one-day bench trial, the release said. He faces up to five years in prison and a pre-sentencing hearing is set for June 19.

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