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Metro East man accused of spray-painting swastikas on graves deemed unfit to stand trial

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Timothy McLean, left, was arrested after caretakers found gravesites in the Sunset Hills Ceremony had been vandalized. ( Timothy McLean, left, was arrested after caretakers found gravesites in the Sunset Hills Ceremony had been vandalized. (
Timothy McLean, a Glen Carbon resident, was arrested after caretakers found gravesites in the Sunset Hills Ceremony had been vandalized, along with several homes in the area. (Glen Carbon PD) Timothy McLean, a Glen Carbon resident, was arrested after caretakers found gravesites in the Sunset Hills Ceremony had been vandalized, along with several homes in the area. (Glen Carbon PD)

GLEN CARBON, Il (KMOV.com) -- A Madison County judge declared a 34-year-old man accused of spray-painting swastikas on nearly 200 Metro East graves unfit to stand trial. 

Timothy McLean, a Glen Carbon resident, was arrested after caretakers found gravesites in the Sunset Hills Ceremony in Glen Carbon had been vandalized, along with several homes in the Sunset Hills Estates subdivision in Edwardsville.


READ: Man arrested after headstones, homes vandalized with swastikas at Metro East cemetery



Officers believe McLean went on a graffiti spree overnight on May 26 around midnight and ending around 4 a.m.

Sunset Hills Cemetery is the resting place of more than 1,300 veterans, and outrage quickly turned into community togetherness as volunteers worked to undo the damage before Memorial Day.

McLean, who has an extensive court history, is charged with vandalism and criminal property damage in addition to the hate crime. McLean's will be turned over to the Illinois Department of Human Services where he will be evaluated. 

The judge has 90 days to review the case. 

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