2 plead not guilty in US to Obama effigy charges

October 31, 2008 23:34

Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges related to the hanging of an effigy of black Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at the University of Kentucky campus. Twenty-two-year-old University of Kentucky student Joe Fischer and 21-year-old Hunter Bush appeared by video Friday in Fayette District Court in Lexington. Their attorney called the effigy "an ill-conceived political prank. "The two young men are extremely sorry for what they did and the embarrassment they have caused everyone," Peters said. "The charges are very extreme for what they did and we will deal with them in the courts." The two were arrested Thursday on charges of disorderly conduct, burglary and theft.

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