Deryl Dedmon

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Mississippi Women Get Max Sentences for Hate Crime

Judge wishes it could have been longer

(Newser) - Two young Mississippi women who took part in the racially motivated murder of a black man in 2011 received the maximum sentences yesterday from a federal judge who wished he could have sent them to prison for longer. Shelbie Brooke Richards, 21, and Sarah Adelia Graves, 22, received eight years... More »

3 Guilty of Hate Crimes in Mississippi Murder

Trio attacked black people for sport

(Newser) - Three young white men in Mississippi have become the first people in the Deep South convicted under a 2009 federal hate crime law. Deryl Dedmon, 19—who pleaded guilty to murder earlier this state murder charges—and two accomplices admitted that they repeatedly drove to the city of Jackson to... More »

Mississippi Teen Pleads Guilty to Race-Hate Murder

Deryl Dedmon gets life for running over black man

(Newser) - A white Mississippi teenager who murdered a black man because of the color of his skin has received two life sentences after pleading guilty to killing the victim by driving over him with his pickup in a hate crime. Authorities say Deryl Dedmon, 19, was part of a group of... More »

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