James Jackson, the white supremacist who traveled from Baltimore to NY and stabbed a 66-year-old Black man to death, revealed in a jailhouse interview he wanted a younger victim.
Carl Nimmons wept outside court after seeing Jackson.
The Baltimore, Maryland resident was charged with one count each of murder in the first and second degrees as an act of terrorism; murder in the second degree as a hate crime and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. "With total presence of mind, he acted on his plan, randomly selecting a beloved New Yorker exclusively on the basis of his skin color".
Investigators later found a 26-inch mini-sword they said he used to stab Caughman in the back while he was collecting bottles to recycle.
Jackson is accused of killing Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old stranger to him.
District attorney Joan Illuzi said Jackson travelled to NY to kill as many black men as possible and "make a statement", but turned himself in before murdering anyone else.
Police suggested that Jackson had been thinking of attacking others, but instead chose to turn himself in.
He explained that he traveled to NY from Baltimore with a plan to kill more people, with the goal of fighting against interracial relationships.
He says now that he wishes he'd killed "a young thug" or "a successful older black man with blondes...people you see in Midtown".
In an interview with the New York Daily News published Sunday, Jackson said he hoped his attack would make white women decide not to enter romantic relationships with black men.
Jackson's violent hatred of black men and his fixation on black-white interracial relationships echoes a long history of domestic terrorism in the United States.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, Jackson acknowledged the crime, and said he wanted to discourage white women from getting romantically involved with black men.
Attorney Sam Talkin, who is representing Jackson, declined to comment on the new charges.
In a statement, the Jackson family extended condolences to Caughman's family and said it was "shocked, horrified and heartbroken by this tragedy".
"I got depressed... I saw it was too late".
"The white race is being eroded... No one cares about you, the blacks don't care about you", he told the newspaper.
"If the facts are anything near what the allegations are, then we're going to address the obvious psychological issues that are present in this case".