OXFORD, Miss. – One of the two students accused of putting a noose around the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi has been sentenced to one year probation, plus 50 hours of community service.
Austin Edenfield of Kennesaw, Georgia will also have to get substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Edenfield pleaded guilty in March to one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students along with employees.
Meredith was the first African-American student to attend Ole Missand the statue was erected in his honor.
In June of 2015, Edenfields counterpart, Graeme Harris, plead guilty to the same crime and was sentenced to six months in prison.