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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:04 AM

Mississippi teen pleads guilty to hate crime murder of gay black man....

Two life sentences. Its a measure of justice but not enough while others who participated still walk free.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120321/NEWS/120321006/Brandon-teen-expected-plead-guilty-hit-run-death?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

Mississippi saw its first hate crime conviction since the law was passed two decades ago.

Deryl Dedmon, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the June 26 murder of 49-year-old James C. Anderson and received two life sentences without parole, the second under Mississippi's hate crime law that can double penalties.

District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said Dedmon would spend the rest of his life behind bars.

In the courtroom, Anderson's sister, Barbara Anderson Young, called for racial reconciliation, and Dedmon apologized to Anderson's family, which wept as he spoke.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:29 AM

1. What do you say?

Hate is hate. I am glad to see there is no parole.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:45 AM

2. I saw a heartbreaking interview with the victims partner shortly after the murder....

Its just so heartbreaking on so many levels.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:08 AM

3. I don't think I could have watched it.

I get to emotional over this kind of stuff.

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