Suspect in racially motivated assault case pleads not guilty

(ABC 6 News) – A Rochester man accused of swinging a hammer at a local business owner in a racially motivated assault pleaded not guilty in Olmsted County Court.

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Brady Robinson is accused of felony 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon and gross misdemeanor assault with a racial bias after approaching Superior Cleaning Service owner Gudalupe Martinez near his new place of business, reportedly brandishing a hammer and and lead pipe, and yelling racial slurs.

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Robinson is accused of swinging the hammer at Martinez and knocking a water bottle out of his hand while threatening to smash his head in.

Robinson demanded a jury trial July 5. His pretrial is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2022, with a jury trial scheduled for Jan. 3, 2023.