Former Elmhurst College Student Gets Probation in Hate Crime

Myles Burton convicted in May of carving racial epithets outside African American student's window

By Ngozi Agomo
|  Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 PM CDT
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Former Elmhurst Student Gets Probation in Hate Crime

DuPage County State's Attorney's Office

Myles G. Burton,21, of Libertyville was penalized to two year of probation and fined $50

A former Elmhurst College student was sentenced to probation Tuesday for a hate crime he committed against a fellow student.

Myles G. Burton, 21, of Libertyville, was penalized to two years of probation and fined $50, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Burton was found guilty in May of carving racial epithets into a window ledge outside an African American student’s dorm room in Stanger Hall in December.

Burton’s Assistant Public Defender, Valerie Pacis,said Burton was expelled from the college after his arrest. He was also charged with a class 3 felony and spent 47 days in the DuPage County jail.
 

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