Darryl Doles allegedly ransacked three liquor stores that were owned by Asian Americans in Baltimore and bashed two Korean sisters with a cinderblock, according to The Baltimore Sun.
When asked why he would do something to hurt them, Doles responded, “They need to go back to their country,” according to a grand jury indictment.
A Baltimore grand jury indicted the 49-year-old Monday on 22 criminal charges including attempted murder, hate crimes, assault and destruction of property.
Baltimore’s top elected leaders gathered outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse downtown to announce the additional charges. Doles was arrested immediately after the attacks, but faced only assault, weapons charges and destruction of property.
Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement, “Hate has no place in our city. My administration has no tolerance for racially motivated acts of discrimination and hate crimes. We will be a city for everyone.”
The attack on Hy-Shin Williams, 67, and her sister, Hye-kyong Yun, 66, was captured by surveillance cameras and seen widely across the city. The sisters were left bruised and bleeding from their faces and heads. Both women were hospitalized and continue to suffer headaches and dizziness, according to the indictment. A plastic surgeon was needed to stitch closed one of the gashes to Williams’ head. An online fundraiser collected more than $84,000 for them.
Doles is facing life in prison if he is convicted. He currently remains held without bail.