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Arrest in Stoughton hate crime case

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STOUGHTON (WKOW) --- Stoughton Police have made an arrest in a hate crime case.

Stoughton Police say they arrested Matthew J. Cimaroli, 21, of Deforest on Sunday for Felony Threats to Injure or Accuse with a Hate Crime Enhancer.

According to police reports, Cimaroli said he sent the letter to the Hale family intended for the son in April.

We reported the hate mail investigation in May, after the Hale family was sent a letter that depicted a lynching of two young black males and had the wording "Your Days Are Numbered."

Cimaroli was identified as a suspect in the case back in May, but police had to wait for forensic evidence to be processed.

Cimaroli will likely be arraigned in court Monday.

Tony Galli is leading our continuing coverage of this story and will have more tonight on 27 News at 5, 6 and 10.

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