Friday, February 22, 2013

Amish Convicted In Assaults On Rivals Appeal Convictions

Yesterday AP reported that all 16 of the members of the Bergholz Amish sect who were convicted last September in a series of beard- and hair-cutting assaults on a rival Amish group have appealed their federal hate-crimes and conspiracy convictions to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this month, the group's leader Samuel Mullet received a 15 year sentence, while other defendants received sentences ranging from 7 years to just over one year.