Second suspect in menorah vandalism case charged

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - A second student from the University of Illinois is accused of damaging the menorah at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on campus in October was formally charged. 

On Thursday 18-year-old Nicholas Gustafson appearing in court and entered a plea of not guilty. 

Gustafson was charged with a criminal damage to property. His co-defendant Jacob R. Bassier, 18, is also facing the same charges. 

Police say the pair were caught on camera around 10:50 p.m. on Oct. 27 shaking the menorah. One of the men also removed a branch. 

On Wednesday, the Chabad dedicated a new and stronger menorah. 

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