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Suspects in Hate Crime Attack Remain in Jail

Suspects in Hate Crime Attack Remain in Jail



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two men indicted for hate crimes will remain behind bars pending their trial.

Yesterday, a judge said there was there was sufficient evidence to keep Robby Wayne Baalman and David Lance Gardner in federal custody.

Baalman had two warrants and the judge said he would NOT consider a release for anyone with a warrant. The judge said in Gardner's case, a violent criminal history and two cases of being a fugitive from justice will keep him in custody.

Both men are being held in county jails awaiting trial.

The two, along with Keith Wayne Cotter, are charged in an attack on a black man back in March. All three men are believed to have ties to white supremacist organizations.

If found guilty, they'll each face up to ten years in prison.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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