US White supremacists indicted for branding swastika on man

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 13, 2010 03:21

New Mexico  — Three white New Mexico men accused of branding a swastika on a mentally challenged Navajo man's arm using a heated metal clothes hanger have been indicted by a US federal grand jury on hate-crime charges on Friday.

Prosecutors said the defendants also shaved a swastika on the back of the 22-year-old man's head and used markers to write "KKK" — referring to the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan — and "White Power" on him.Justice Department officials said Paul Beebe, 26, William Hatch, 29, and Jesse Sanford, 25, face charges of conspiracy and violating a federal hate-crimes act in the April incident in Farmington, in northwestern New Mexico.


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