JACKSON, Miss. – A woman who was part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to assault has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Thursday sentenced Farah Adelia Graves of Crystal Springs on one count of conspiracy to commit a hate crime. Graves pleaded guilty in December.
Later Thursday, Wingate is scheduled to sentence Shelbie Brooke Richards, who also pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy and concealing the crime by lying to police. She faces eight years in prison.
Six white men, sentenced earlier, received prison terms from four to 50 years for the 2011 death of James Craig Anderson, who died after being beaten and run over by a truck in which Graves and Richards were riding.