Sixth man pleads to hate crime against blacks in Jackson

January 8, 2013 in News, Statewide News

Joseph Dominick, 21, from Brandon, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, to one count of conspiracy to commit federal hate crimes in connection with his role in the assault of African-Americans in Jackson.

Defendants Deryl Paul Dedmon, 20; John Aaron Rice, 19; Dylan Wade Butler, 21; William Kirk Montgomery, 23; and Jonathan Kyle Gaskamp, 20, all from Brandon, have previously entered guilty pleas in connection with their roles in these offenses. The conspiracy culminated in the death of James Craig Anderson, who was assaulted and killed on June 26, 2011.