Man sentenced to 7.5 years in prison after machete attack at the University of Kentucky in which he asked to know which political party people were supporting before they attacked them
- Mitchell William Adkins, 21, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison on Friday
- In 2017, Adkins had attacked students from the University of Transylvania with a machete after asking them about their political party agreements
- He pleaded guilty in November to assault, terrorist threat and threat
- Adkins quit school in 2016 because of "constant bullying and lack of friends", according to a message she wrote on BuzzFeed Community
Mitchell William Adkins, 21, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison after attacking students with a machete at a University of Kentucky
A Cincinnati man who was charged with a machete attack on the campus of Transylvania University in Kentucky in 2017 was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that 21-year-old Mitchell William Adkins apologized for his actions when he was convicted on Friday at the Fayette County Circuit Court.
He has been in prison for 68 days, according to Lex 18.
In April 2017, Adkins walked around 9 o'clock in the morning to the coffee shop at Jazzman's Café in Transylvania University, armed with a machete and knives.
Witnesses said that Adkins, a former student, asked people about their political preferences; then he attacked.
Two female students, who claimed to have been Democrats, suffered life-threatening injuries. One was treated in the hospital and the other was treated on the spot.
Adkins, seen on Friday in court, apologized for his actions during his conviction
He ordered a male after he said he was a republican.
Adkins had a history of complaining about the treatment of conservatives on the university campus and claimed to have stopped because of "constant bullying and lack of friends", according to a community mail he wrote on BuzzFeed in November 2015.
In the post, titled & # 39; Discrimination of conservatives in liberal arts & # 39 ;, he wrote: & # 39; I am proud of who I am, but this school has shown me that it is not OK to Republican. & # 39;
Adkins added: "All these people who are all about non-discrimination and against bullies and all for equality are more than happy to turn around and shout at someone because they are different, kicking him on the ground. and leave him there.
Adkins (in an undated picture) was accused after allegedly having grilled staff of the university coffee shop about their political preferences before attacking them or letting them run
Two female students who claimed to be Democrats received non-life-threatening injuries, while one male student who said he was a Republican was allowed to leave
I am not the fool at this school, it is they who go back to their convictions to encourage them. & # 39;
Four months after writing the post, Adkins updated it and stated that he had stepped out of Transylvania because of "constant bullying and lack of friends", which he claimed to be an overdose, a trip to the hospital and two trips brought. to a psychiatric hospital. The constant thought of knowing that I would never fit in was too much to endure. & # 39;
Adkins pleaded guilty to assault, terrorist threat and threat in November. He is eligible for release after serving 20 percent of his sentence.