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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Jacina Scamahorn says justice is one step closer to being served after she watched two men charged in her attack appear in court.

43 year old Marc Fessler and 45 year old Adam Flippen are charged with malicious harassment, which police say is Washington's version of a hate crime.

Flippen is also charged with second degree assault.

The prosecution, the defense and the judge all said the two men were cooperative and volunteered to come in once the surveillance photos were made public.

Both men were released Wednesday, and they cannot have contact with Jacina.

"I'm sort of glad let they two leave in their own recognizance because it lets them be aware. They know the area. And if I do happen to see them I'll just walk away," said Scamahorn.

The attack happened at Boot's Bakery Friday when the two suspects allegedly made derogatory comments about her clothes and called her expletives. Jacina then spat on one of the men and went back inside. A few minutes later, one of the men came in the bakery, and according to court documents, said he was going to make her a bloody mess for spitting in his face. One of the suspects pushed her to the ground and kicked her in the face. Jacina now has back pain, knee pain and a broken nose.

Jacina says the community's support is making her feel better.

"I don't feel like I'm alone. I feel like I have the community behind me and one that cares, and I'm going to continue being myself no matter what happens because this is my life but I want them to be able to live their life too. I don't want it underdone I don't want it overdone," said Scamahorn. Fessler and Flippen are back in court February 18.

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