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Woman given 8 years in Mississippi hate crime killing

1 year 8 months 1 day ago April 09, 2015 Apr 9, 2015 Thursday, April 09 2015 April 09, 2015 4:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jeff Amy

JACKSON, Miss. - A second woman who was part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to assault has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Thursday sentenced Shelbie Brooke Richards of Pearl on one count each of conspiracy to commit a hate crime and concealing the crime by lying to police.

Earlier Thursday, Wingate sentenced Sarah Adelia Graves of Crystal Springs to five years in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit a hate crime.

Both women were riding in a truck that ran over James Craig Anderson in June 2011. Anderson died after being beaten and run over.

Six white men, sentenced earlier by a different judge, received prison terms ranging from four to 50 years for Anderson's death.

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