Two white women from Brandon, Mississippi, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a series of random attacks on African-Americans. The attacks, dating back to 2011, ended with the brutal murder of James Craig Anderson, who was beaten and run over by the group the women are associated with.
Shelbie Brooke Richards and Sarah Adelia Graves both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the federal hate crime law, and Richards also pleaded guilty to withholding information about a felony.
Six others, all white males, have also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hate crimes. Deryl Dedmon, who drove the truck that killed Anderson, also pleaded guilty to murder and has received two life sentences.
Richards and Graves admitted to being a part of the group that began its reign of terror on the black community in Jackson, Mississippi in 2009. They would travel from predominantly-white Rankin County into Jackson, which has a black majority, to target black people they thought wouldn’t call police, including homeless and intoxicated people.
Using marbles fired from slingshots, beer bottles and ultimately a pickup truck, the seven white teens went on a spree of mischief, assault and murder in what they called “Jafrica.”
The plea deal shows that despite what conservatives may believe, white-on-black crime does, in fact, exist, as evidenced by this brutal video of Anderson’s murder.
(Warning, this video shows extremely graphic footage of Anderson being run down. Discretion is advised.)
H/T: CBSNews.com | Image: Screengrab from YouTube