Transcript for Disturbing new allegations in the suspected hate crime stabbing
York City, an army veteran who police say is an admitted white smell cyst has been charged with murder as a hate crime in the stabbing death of a black man he chose at random. Prosecutors say he told police that was only the beginning. ABC's gio Benitez with the latest. Reporter: Tonight, disturbing new allegations about the 28-year-old army vet police say was caught on video moments after stabbing and killing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman, on Monday night. James Jackson facing a judge today, looking angry, as prosecutors called the murder "A hate crime," most likely an "Act of terrorism," adding that Jackson considered this murder "Practice before going to times square to kill additional black men." In. It's well over ten years he has been harboring these feelings of hate towards blacks. Reporter: Police say Jackson traveled from Baltimore to new York. That he "Had stalked numerous potential victims" and "Was angered by black men mixing with white women." Jackson turned himself in, admitting he's a white supremacist, police say, telling them where to find the 26-inch sword used to kill Caughman. New York's governor tweeting he's asked authorities to investigate whether this senseless murder is "Part of a larger pattern." Jackson's attorney hinting at an insanity defense -- If the facts are anything near what the allegations are, then we are going to address the obvious psychological issues that are present in this case. Reporter: And tonight Jackson charged with murder as a rate crime. He's pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say they're considering and expecting to file even more charges. A disturbing and bizarre case. Thanks so much.
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