Hate crime charges added in murder of gay teen

The Orange County District Attorney's office announced that they are attaching hate crime sentencing enhancements in the case of the murder of Blaze Bernstein.
0:39 | 08/03/18

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California prosecutors now say the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student was a hate crime. According to the DA nineteen year old blaze Bernstein was stabbed to death in January because he was day. Bernstein was visiting his parents and Lake Forest at the time Sandia Woodward the former high spoke schoolmate. Was charged with his murder and now faces a hate crime sentencing enhancement. We will prove that Woodward killed place. Because places days this increase is a maximum penalty to life without the possibility of parole. Woodward has pleaded not guilty police arrested him after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to the crime. If convicted he now faces life in prison.

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