Three white Mississippi men sentenced for hate crimes

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Posted: Feb 10, 2015 4:18 PM

By Therese Apel

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Three white men who pleaded guilty in Mississippi to hate crimes that included a black man's death were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to between seven and 50 years in prison.

The three defendants included Deryl Dedmon, who was driving the truck that ran over James Craig Anderson, killing him in a hotel parking lot in 2011.

Dedmon received a 50-year sentence in federal prison. He had previously been sentenced in state court to two life sentences.

(Writing by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Sandra Maler)