Mississippi Men Sentenced to Prison for Targeted Murder of Black Man

gavel II pdJACKSON, Miss. (Associated Press) Three young white men who admitted they were out hunting black people to attack when they beat, ran over and killed a 47-year-old car plant worker in Mississippi’s capital city were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison following a hate crimes investigation.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves sentenced Deryl Paul Dedmon to 50 years; John Aaron Rice to 18 ½ years; and Dylan Wade Butler to seven years on the most serious of the counts against them, commission of a hate crime. Dedmon, 22, Rice, 21, and Butler, 23, are all from Brandon, Mississippi.

Dedmon also faces two life sentences in a Mississippi prison. He pleaded guilty in a state court in 2012 to capital murder and hate crime.

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  • he is what he is!

    white right wingers ..SO WHATS NEW!

  • Peter Leh

    these southerners are still around. perhaps in good standing with the SBC.

  • lynn

    I must remind you that the KKK has always been democrats. Democrats formed it and still maintain what little there is of it that remains today.