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Kafker, Morales set to appear in court Aug. 15

Fathma Rahman, Assistant Summer Editor

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Former Northwestern students Matthew Kafker and Anthony Morales appeared in court Friday and set the next date to review the state of their cases, said Barry Spector, Kafker’s lawyer.

“The case was continued for the state to make sure that they have given the defense all the police reports,” Spector said.

Kafker and Morales were arrested in March in connection with homophobic, anti-Semitic, racist and other offensive graffiti found by University Police. The two were charged with institutional vandalism, hate crime to a place of worship and criminal damage to property.

The graffiti included a swastika, drawings of male genitalia and the word “Trump.”

Both Morales and Kafker pled not guilty at their arraignments. Spector told The Daily Kafker was “incredibly intoxicated” when he allegedly vandalized the chapel, stressing that this was out of the character for the former NU student.

Morales and Kafker will next appear in court on Aug. 15.

The story was updated to clarify what happened when Kafker and Morales appeared in court Friday.

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