Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"Teens sent to prison for lynching"

Ann O'Neill on CNN:

"Before lawyers could begin opening statements Tuesday, the teens pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and battery and second degree lynching.

South Carolina legally defines lynching as a mob attack against an individual where the victim survives.

Prosecutors said the five, riding to a nearby drag strip in three pickup trucks, accosted Clyburn on July 7 as he walked along a rural road in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

One of the defendants shouted a racial slur. Another, identified as Christopher Scott Cates, challenged Clyburn to a fight, and the others surrounded Clyburn, beating and kicking him, prosecutors said.(more)


At 8:44 PM, Blogger nubian said...

do you know what happened to the young man who was attacked?

At 8:58 PM, Blogger hysterical blackness said...

he's alive. the article says, "Their victim, Isaiah Clyburn, 17, said through his lawyer that he forgave them.

"He holds no hatred in his heart for what they did," attorney Trey Gowdy said."


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