Sean Urbanski seeks new trial in University of Maryland stabbing murder

Lawyers for Sean Urbanski are asking a Maryland appeals court to overturn his conviction and order a new trial for the 2019 stabbing murder of U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III.

Lawyers for Sean Urbanski, who stabbed Lt. Richard Collins III to death in 2017 at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, have asked a state appeals court to overturn the conviction and order a new trial.

In a brief filed in Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals — the second-highest appeals court in the state — Urbanski’s lawyers argued his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated, depriving him of free speech and due process.

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