By Natalie Schwartz and Carly Kempler
Senior staff writers
The University of Maryland student charged with murder for fatally stabbing a Bowie State University student was denied bail at his hearing Monday afternoon.
Sean Urbanski, a white 22-year-old student at this university, was charged with first- and second-degree murder, as well as first-degree assault, in connection with the stabbing of 23-year-old Richard Collins III, who was a black student at Bowie State University. The incident occurred in the early morning on May 20 on this university’s campus.
During the hearing in Prince George’s County District Court, Judge Patrice Lewis said there was clear and convincing evidence that Urbanski presented an “absolute danger” to the community.
Both of Urbanski’s parents were present at the bail hearing.
Urbanski is being represented by William Brennan Jr., who has practiced law primarily in the state of Maryland and in federal courts, according to his website.
During the hearing, Brennan asked Lewis to consider a “combination bond,” citing Urbanski’s clean record and being “intoxicated and incoherent” at the time of the incident. This agreement would have included GPS monitoring, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and mental health counseling.
Lewis denied the request, but said she would consider the possibility of allowing Urbanski to live with his parents with GPS monitoring at a later date.
A preliminary hearing for the case is scheduled for June 15 at 8:45 a.m. at the courthouse, Lewis said. At this time, Urbanski is scheduled to enter a plea, and the court will then rule as to how the case will proceed.