Hate Crime

Police: Death of black teenager run down sparked by race

  • This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Russell Courtier. Courtier and his girlfriend, Colleen Hunt, accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges for targeting the victim because of his race, according to authorities and court records. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Russell Courtier. Courtier and his girlfriend, Colleen Hunt, accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges for targeting the victim because of his race, according to authorities and court records. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Colleen Hunt. Hunt and her boyfriend, Russell Courtier, accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges for targeting the victim because of his race, according to authorities and court records. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's office shows Colleen Hunt. Hunt and her boyfriend, Russell Courtier, accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges for targeting the victim because of his race, according to authorities and court records. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

An Oregon man and his girlfriend accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation face new charges for targeting the victim because of his race.

Court documents show Russell Courtier pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of first- and second-degree intimidation in the death of Larnell Malik Bruce.

Colleen Hunt pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree intimidation.

They had both already pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder last month.

Police say the 19-year-old Bruce and Courtier got into an altercation outside a Gresham, Oregon, 7-Eleven on Aug. 10, and Bruce was armed with a machete.

According to authorities, Courtier then ran down Bruce with his 1991 Jeep Wrangler and targeted him because of his race.

Attorneys for Courtier and Hunt didn't immediately return calls.