Former OSU student's trial to begin Wednesday

A former Oregon State University student accused of putting racist bumper stickers on cars is scheduled to begin his trial Wednesday.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 8:01 AM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 11:28 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A former Oregon State University student accused of putting racist bumper stickers on cars is scheduled to begin his trial Wednesday morning. 

In a report from earlier this year, police said Andrew Oswalt and another suspect placed fliers about "white oppression" and "white pride" on 20 to 25 vehicles during a "Standing up for Racial Justice" meeting in Corvallis in June 2017.

Police tried to contact Oswalt in December 2017 and finally met with him in January. They said when an officer asked if he was responsible, Oswalt shrugged his shoulders and said "ehhh."

Oswalt was arrested in January, and last week he waived his right to a jury trial. This means a judge will most likely hear the case in a bench trial.

The trial was scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. 

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