Man convicted of hate crime for accosting Holocaust scholar Wiesel

July 22, 2008 05:08

A New Jersey man who once claimed insanity was convicted Monday of a hate crime for accosting Nazi death camp survivor and scholar Elie Wiesel in a hotel elevator. Eric Hunt, 24, was convicted in San Francisco Superior Court of one felony charge of false imprisonment with a hate crime allegation. Hunt was also convicted of two misdemeanor counts - one for battery and one for elder abuse. The jury dismissed charges of attempted kidnapping, stalking and a second false imprisonment charge.

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