Waltham: College student from Hingham charged in hate crime

A Bentley University college student from Hingham has been charged with beating a deaf African-American man and punching a pregnant woman in what Waltham police are describing as a racially-motivated attack.

Timothy Schmitt was released on $2,000 cash bail after being charged with violating civil rights while causing injury, assault with intent to intimidate based on race, aggravated assault and battery with serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a pregnant woman.

His family is denying that Schmitt was the aggressor in the incident.

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