The white supremacist accused of fatally stabbing a black man with a sword in New York City said he would have rather killed a younger — or older and more “successful” black victim.
“I’m sorry I killed that man,” James Harris Jackson told the New York Daily News at the Rikers Island jail on Sunday. “It was pitch black, I picked a dark place. I didn’t know he was elderly.”
Jackson, 28, told the newspaper he would have killed “a young thug” or “a successful older black man with blondes … people you see in Midtown.” The Baltimore man is accused of taking a bus to New York City specifically to kill black men. Police say he confessed to randomly picking out victim Timothy Caughman on the street and stabbing him to death with a 2-foot sword. As 66-year-old Caughman bent over a trash bin around the corner from his home, Jackson attacked him from behind, fatally stabbing him, prosecutors said.