A person convicted of vandalizing a Colorado mosque killed himself in a motel room Friday after he was sentenced.
Authorities discovered 36-year-old Joseph Giaquinto useless the following day on the Motel 6 in Fort Collins, the Coloradoan reported.
His demise got here after he was sentenced Thursday to 3 years of wellness court docket and work launch for vandalizing the Islamic Heart of Fort Collins in March.
Cops investigated the incident as a hate crime. Giaquinto mentioned the offense didn’t stem from hate, however slightly location as a result of he lived close to the mosque the place he threw a Bible via the home windows, in accordance with the newspaper.
Michael Giaquinto, Giaquinto’s father, advised the paper his son was an Military medic for eight years and served in three completely different international locations together with Iraq.
Giaquinto additionally suffered from post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse, his public defender mentioned at his sentencing.