UPDATE: In the News: Federal Prosecutors seek life-sentence in OH beard-cutting hate crime case

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Blog, In the News, News Update, Sentencing and Punishments |

In a follow-up to the post about Bishop Samuel Mullet, a federal court sentenced the Amish man to 15 years in prison on Friday.  The US Attorney’s Office requested that Mr. Mullet serve life in prison. For more information, go to: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/08/171503838/amish-beard-cutting-ring-leader-sentenced-to-15-years-in-prison Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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In the News: Federal Prosecutors seek life-sentence in OH beard-cutting hate crime case

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog, Blog Posts, Constitutional Rights, In the News, Sentencing and Punishments |

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...

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