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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) The last of three white men convicted of torching a black church on the night of President Obama's election was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison on Wednesday (Jan. 18), bringing the highly publicized case to a close.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) Breaking a two-day deadlock, a federal jury
convicted a white man, Michael F. Jacques, on all three charges Thursday
(April 14) for a fire that destroyed a black church the night of
President Obama's election.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) The first of three men charged with
torching a black church hours after President Obama's 2008 election was
sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday (Nov. 1) for what the judge
called a "particularly vicious act of stupidity."
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