JACKSON, Miss. – Two young white women, part of a group who repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to attack, are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
In separate hearings, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate will sentence Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards. Graves pleaded guilty in December to a conspiracy count and faces up to five years in prison. Richards, who pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy and concealing the crime by lying to police, faces eight years in prison.
Both women were riding in a truck that ran over James Craig Anderson in June 2011. Anderson died after he was beaten and run over.
Six white men, sentenced earlier by a different judge, received prison terms from four years to 50 years. Two more men await sentencing.
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