Two young white men assaulted and then killed a black man by driving into him with a pick-up truck in Mississippi's largest city, a prosecutor said yesterday.
It's alleged that the pair, both 18, were looking for a black man to assault in Jackson, with one of them later bragging on the phone to a friend about killing 49-year-old father James Craig Anderson.
Mr Anderson, who is of African-American descent, was run over by a Ford pickup outside a Jackson hotel near dawn on June 26 and died later in hospital, District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said during a bond hearing for Deryl Dedmon, who is accused of driving the truck.
'Dedmon murdered this victim because he was a black man,' Smith said. 'We do have information that they were rejoicing after killing the victim.'
Smith said Dedmon called a friend after the alleged crime and said: 'I just ran that n****r over.'
He added: 'It was an intentional act and it was a hate crime.'
Sunday, July 24, 2011
2 white teens run down black man
Racist hate acts are still happening today...