Warren family returns home few months after hate crime incident
WARREN, Mich. – On Thanksgiving, we’re hearing a message of gratitude and forgiveness from a Warren couple forced out of their home for a few months following an apparent hate crime against them. In September, shots fired into the home of military veterans Eddie and Candace Hall. “We celebrated with a nice meal, playing some family games and first of all, we started with prayer,” said Candace Hall. “For something to happen like that because of what we believed in, that was just shocking,” said Eddie Hall. Now a few months later -- on a day of Thanksgiving -- the Hall family said they’re giving thanks.
White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home
A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)WARREN, Mich. – A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted Eddie and Candace Hall to forgive him, though he didn't specify what he did to make him seek their forgiveness. Outside, they discovered the swastika and found that someone had written “terrorist Black Lives Matter,” “not welcome” and a phrase containing an expletive on their pickup truck. A neighbor’s home surveillance video showed a masked and hooded man carrying what appears to be a handgun outside the Halls' home.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man arrested in Warren hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. It was exactly at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday when Eddie and Candace Hall heard about an arrest in their case. I ran in the house and I really caught the end of the news clip, so we were excited,” said Candace Hall. Some people came by and prayed with us,” said Eddie Hall. We can’t hurt each other for our beliefs,” Candace Hall said.
Macomb County veterans targeted in suspected hate crime
A Macomb County family and their home came under attack Wednesday night. The safety of the Hall family home in Warren was shattered at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Outside, the couple found the tires slashed on Hall’s work truck, on Sparks-Hall’s car, and on their son’s car he received for graduating. Racist messages and a swastika were written on Hall’s work truck. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877 or the mayor’s office at 586-574-4520.