ADA, Okla. (AP) _ The NAACP hopes to strengthen Oklahoma's hate crime law with a resolution named after a black 18-year-old East Central University student.
The civil rights organization announced its plan Monday at a community forum in Ada, Oklahoma.
Joseph Tusan of Arlington Texas was killed after a racially charged dispute. He was a freshman defensive back for the ECU Tigers football team. He and nine other ECU students were riding in a pickup truck that was rammed from behind near Ada.
The impact threw them out of the truck bed, killing Tusan and injuring the others.
43-year-old Ammon Dean Reich of Konawa, Oklahoma -- who is white -- is charged with first-degree murder and nine counts of assault and battery. He's free on $125,000 bail. The FBI is investigating.