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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