Six white men apologized in court for the slaying of a young black woman during a 1969 race riot, but neither their remorse nor their prison terms soothed the grief and outrage of the victim's kin.
The six were given sentences of up to three years in prison Wednesday in the shooting death of Lillie Belle Allen during 10 days of racial violence in York. None was given the maximum sentence -- and only one will serve in a state lockup.
"I feel like it's a slap in my face and my children's face," said Hattie Dickson, 56, who was driving the family car the night her sister was ambushed by white gang members.
Jewish Defense League leader Irv Rubin dies
Jewish Defense League leader Irv Rubin, who made a career out of confronting those he considers enemies of Israel and the Jewish people, died in a hospital after attempting to commit suicide in jail last week, authorities said.
Rubin, 57, had been in a medically induced coma since Nov. 4 but died at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, said Adelaida De La Cerda, a spokeswoman at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. No other details were immediately available.
Federal officials said Rubin slashed his neck with a prison-issued razor blade on Nov. 4 and tumbled 18 feet over a railing at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center.
Security stepped up for execution of Pakistani
Fearing retaliation against Americans, authorities are ratcheting up security in advance of the execution of a Pakistani man convicted of killing two CIA employees and wounding three others in 1993.
Virginia planned to execute Aimal Khan Kasi, 38, on Thursday night -- drawing interest from both the international community and vigilant U.S. officials.
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