- On Monday, a couple who waved Confederate flags, yelled racial slurs and pointed a gun at a group of children gathered for an 8-year-old’s birthday party were sentenced to prison by a Georgia judge, CNN reported.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the defendants “wept” as their sentences were handed down.
- On July 25, 2015, Jose “Joe” Torres and Kayla Norton were part of a group of people who went on a “drunken rampage,” riding around in pickup trucks adorned with Confederate battle flags, the Journal-Constitution reported.
- And when they came upon a black child’s birthday party, they yelled racial slurs as they drove by, according to CNN’s witnesses.
- They parked and got out of their trucks — with weapons. They approached the kids’ party, where people were grilling, and children were playing in a bouncy castle and eating snow cones, according to the DA
- Torres was reportedly part of a “smaller group” that threatened to kill people at the party — including the children, CNN reported.
- Judge William McClain sentenced Torres to 20 years, 13 of them to be served in prison. Norton got 15 years, to serve six in prison.
- Upon their respective releases, both are to be permanently banned from Douglas County. Read more (2/28/17 11:32 AM)