Eddie Curlin, 29, was sentenced after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property in 2016-2017
He pleaded guilty April 23 to the three counts of malicious destruction of a building and pleaded no contest to the four counts of identity theft.
Curlin attended EMU from 2014 to early 2016. He was accused of spray painting hate messages on an exterior wall of King Hall in September 2016, on the exterior wall of Ford Hall in October 2016 and in a men’s restroom stall in Sherzer Hall in spring 2017.
The graffiti targeted EMU black community.
Curlin is black.
Police believe he was motivated by hopes of acting as an informant in the case, having previous criminal charges against him dropped and being allowed to return as a student to Eastern Michigan University.