Press Release

May 22, 2017
Cardin, Van Hollen Statement on Murder of Bowie State Student

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released the following statement on the murder of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III:

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Richard Collins III, along with the entire Bowie State University community. By all accounts, Second Lieutenant Collins had distinguished himself academically and would have done the same in his forthcoming military service. The senselessness of this loss is deeply disturbing, as are reports that the perpetrator may have been motivated by racism. We welcome the federal role in this investigation and stand with Bowie State during this difficult time as justice is sought for this heinous crime.”