April 16, 2011

White man found guilty in arson at black church

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) Breaking a two-day deadlock, a federal jury convicted a white man, Michael F. Jacques, on all three charges Thursday (April 14) for a fire that destroyed a black church the night of President Obama’s election. The guilty verdicts rocked Jacques and his family members, who had hoped the deadlocked jury might result […]

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