December 4, 2012 in Nation/World

2 more guilty of hate crime in Miss. rundown case

Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two more white men have pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi.

Three other white men have already pleaded guilty to hate crime charges in the death of James Craig Anderson, who was beaten and then run over in Jackson on June 26, 2011. Anderson was a 47-year-old worker at a car plant.

None of the men have been sentenced.

Jonathan Gaskamp and William Montgomery entered pleas Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson. They pleaded guilty to one count of the Federal Hate Crime Act and one count of conspiracy to commit a hate crime.

Prosecutors say Gaskamp was in truck that ran down Anderson.

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