Sunday, October 29, 2006
NH Police: Hate Crime Never Happened
Report; Posted on: 2006-10-29 13:47:20
Accused hoaxer charged
By CLYNTON NAMUO
Union Leader Correspondent
A reported anti-Semitic hate crime at the University of New Hampshire earlier this month never happened and the student who reported it has been arrested and charged with lying to authorities, police said yesterday.
Breanne Coventry Snell, 24, of Midlothian, Va., is charged with two counts of giving false information to police and one count of unsworn falsification. Each charge is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.
Earlier this month, Snell reported to police that she had been attacked near the Whittemore Center around 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 after leaving a meeting for Hillel, a Jewish student organization. She told police two men shoved her up against a fence and used a number of anti-Semitic slurs related to Nazism.
"It didn't happen," UNH Police Chief Nicholas Halias said yesterday.
Snell was arrested around noon yesterday at the UNH police station after officers called her in. She has since been released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail.
Source: unionleader.com • Printed from National Vanguard
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