6th Miss. Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Hate Crime Case
A sixth man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime for coming to Jackson in 2011 to harass African-American residents.
Federal prosecutors said Joseph Paul Dominick and five other people were part of a group of young white males and females from Rankin County who came here to make a sport of attacking African Americans, especially those they believed were homeless or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and boasting about it.
Last month, Jonathan Kyle Gaskamp, 20, of Brandon, Miss.; and William Kyle Montgomery, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court here to one count of conspiracy to commit a hate crime and one count of committing a hate crime. Their guilty pleas came nine months after Deryl Dedmon, Dylan Wade Butler and John Aaron Rice pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges, culminating in the June 26, 2011, hit-and-run death of James Craig Anderson, a black man.
Prosecutors haven’t said whether additional people could be charged.