As reported on The Grio:
According to police, Jackson traveled by bus from Baltimore to New York City and stalked a black man for some time before he seemed to get spooked by a couple coming out of a nearby restaurant. Instead, he turned his sights to Timothy Caughman and stabbed Caughman with a sword.
On Sunday, Jackson said during an interview with the Daily News that he had hoped to kill someone younger and intended to commit the crime in order to discourage white women from dating black men. He said that he would rather have killed “a young thug” or “a successful older black man with blonds … people you see in Midtown. These younger guys that put white girls on the wrong path.”
Jackson added that he had intended for the stabbing to be “a practice run”ahead of other crimes like it.