The former Elmhurst College student convicted of a hate crime was sentenced Tuesday morning to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service, the Daily Herald is reporting.
Myles Burton, 21, was was after he carved "I hate black people" and other racial slurs on the window ledge of a dorm room occupied by an African-American dorm supervisor last December. He could have received up to five years in prison for the Class 3 Felony.
After the December incident, Burton spent several weeks in DuPage County Jail. He had been held on a $50,000 bond, but DuPage Judge George Bakalis agreed to on Jan. 23 to $15,000, and Burton was released. Bakalis, in addition to probation and community service, sentenced him to time served and counseling.
Bakalis also said Burton has an alcohol problem, according to the Daily Herald article. Burton has had a DUI and in the past year.
Burton, of Libertyville, apologized for his actions before sentencing.