Man awaits sentencing on hate crimes conviction; co-defendants’ cases pending

A Thurmont man is scheduled to be sentenced in April after being convicted last week of hate crimes, trespassing and harassment for threatening a same-sex couple who lived near him.

After a three-day jury trial, Michael David Burns, 53, was convicted Friday of 10 counts, including three counts of trespassing, two counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of harassment, two counts of harassment as a hate crime, and one count of disorderly conduct as a hate crime.

He was acquitted of four counts of trespassing as a hate crime and two counts of disorderly conduct as a hate crime.

Read more: Frederick News-Post