Keaundra Young could face a tougher sentence if convicted of misdemeanor assault after grand jurors determined she was motivated by racial bias, DA Kim Ogg said.
HOUSTON — The violent attack on a north Houston beauty supply store owner was a hate crime, according to a Harris County grand jury.
Keaundra Young, 24, is charged with assaulting Jung Kim at Uptown Beauty Supply on Kuykendahl in March.
Young could face a tougher sentence if convicted of misdemeanor assault because grand jurors alleged she was motivated by racial bias, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said.
“Houston is a place where people look out for each other, where neighbors help neighbors,” Ogg said. “Allegations like this, where someone would attack and terrorize another person because of their race, is counter to the cultural diversity we embrace.”
“Intent is formed in a second, as prosecutors would tell you, and in this case,