White teen gets life in hate killing

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Deryl Paul Dedmon, the driver of the pickup truck, pleaded guilty to state charges involving James Craig Anderson's death and was sentenced to two life terms. Photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)

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A white Mississippi teenager pleaded guilty on Mar. 21 to fatally running over a man with a truck because he was black, and received a life prison sentence for a crime the presiding judge said left "a great stain" on the southern state.

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