Federal authorities say a Mississippi man has been convicted of a hate crime against his black neighbors

GULFPORT, Mississippi (WMC) – A Mississippi man has been convicted by federal courts of a hate crime he committed against his black neighbors last December.

24-year-old Axel Cox built a wooden cross and burned it near the house of a black family.

This structure was a threatening message to the black family.

Because of its threatening and abusive nature, Cox’s actions violated the Fair Housing Act.

A federal judge sentenced him to 42 months, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

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