Posted: Sep 20, 2012 7:36 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 20, 2012 7:36 PM
Source: Associated Press
Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio were found guilty of hate crimes for beard and hair cutting attacks in a dispute over religious differences. Their leader, Samuel Mullet Sr. and his family members, were among 16 people who were on trial in Cleveland. They all face prison terms of ten years. Federal prosecutors contend the Mullet followers targeted the victims' hair because it carries spiritual significance in the Amish faith. Their lawyers contend the hair cuttings were a personal family dispute.