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Two Women Involved in Hate Crime Face Sentencing Thursday

JACKSON, Miss.- Sentencing for two young women involved in a hate crime will take place Thursday.

The girls were part of a group that repeatedly searched Jackson for black people to attack.

In separate hearings, U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate will sentence Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards.

Graves pleaded guilty in December to a conspiracy count and faces up to five years in prison. Richards, who pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy and concealing the crime by lying to police, faces eight years in prison.

Both girls were riding in a truck driven by Deryl Dedmond, who ran over James Anderson in June 2011.

Anderson died after he was beaten and run over in Jackson.

Dedmond has been sentenced to 50 years. Five other guys were also convicted in the case receiving prison terms ranging from 4 years to 18 years. Two other guys are still waiting to be sentenced.

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