A racist Chinese student slowly poisoned a black student with rat poison, along with a number of racist actions towards the black student.
22 year old Yukai Yang, a now former Chemistry student at Lehigh University was taken into custody by Immigration and customs enforcement.
His family posted his bail of $200,000 bail last week.
After realizing he was going to get caught for racist crimes against the black student, Yang tried to wave deportation, in attempt to cheat the system. He tried to escape to China; he was going to get on a plane without consequences for his crimes.
The Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said:
He informed them he was going to waive deportation, which meant he was going to get on a plane and go home.
The District Attorney continued:
That is in the early stages of investigation. It came to light essentially after the publication of these charges.
ICE returned Yang to the Northampton County Jail after they received a call from them about Yang’s crimes and how he’s trying to escape to China.
Here’s Juwan Royal, the black student:
District Morganelli said,
Mr. Yang thought that because he is a foreign national, now here illegally in that his student visa has been revoked, that he could post bail, waive his right to a deportation hearing and abscond, that will not happen.
On December 20th Yang was charged with attempted homicide and related offences, that’s in addition to a racial intimidation charge for a crime against Royal back in April.
Prosecutors believe Yang to be a flight risk and asked the judge to keep him locked up without bail.
In April Yang used a marker on his roommate Royal’s desk writing “N*GGER GET OUT OF HERE”, and also vandalized Royal’s TV and bed, which led to the poisoning investigation.
Yang used thallium, a main ingredient in rat poison, to sicken Royal overtime by adding it to his mouthwash, good and drink this past spring. Thallium is odorless and tasteless. It was banned in 1965. Yang managed to order the poison online to specifically use it on Royal.
Assistant District Attorney Abe Kassis said:
‘Initially, Mr. Royal was dumbfounded by this as everyone else, because he believed they had a fairly cordial relationship as roommates,’
Prosecutors say Royal, who graduated in the spring, was immediately treated for poisoning during the time of the investigation, but until this day he’s still suffering from the effects of the poisoning.