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State to appeal decision in racist graffiti case on Friday in District Court

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The State of Nebraska will appeal the decision of a Scotts Bluff County judge to give a directed verdict in a case where the defendant allegedly wrote a racial epithet on a classmate's car.

In October, 2013 18-year-old Alysha Schwartzkopf reportedly wrote the N-word on a bi-racial classmate's car window. The case went to trial in February, however Judge James Worden dismissed the case because as defined in state statute- a car cannot be the subject of graffiti.

On Friday, Deputy County Attorney Jeremy Anderson plans to argue that the County court erred in determining that a motor vehicle ins not a "structure" within the meaning of Nebraska State Statute.

The appeal will be heard on Friday at 1 p.m. in Scotts Bluff County District Court

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