US attorneys are recommending a sentence of life in prison for Samuel Mullet. Mullet is an Amish bishop convicted of conspiracy and federal hate crimes after a string of attacks in which Amish individuals had their hair and beards cut with shears against their will. Mullet’s attorney, Edward Bryan is advocating for a sentence that calls for two years of incarceration. In his sentencing memorandum, Attorney Bryan noted that “[n]on-drug federal life sentences are thus typically reserved for the most heinous of crimes involving murder.” The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Friday, February 8th.
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