No Break for Man Accused of Burning Cross

No Break for Man Accused of Burning Cross

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Utah man who burned a cross in the front yard of an inter-racial couple will NOT get a break from his 12-year prison sentence.

U-S District Judge Dee Benson denied a request from Michael Magleby yesterday.

A jury ruled that it was Magleby's intent to threaten and intimidate the victims when he burned the cross in 1999. He got an enhanced sentence for using fire in the commission of a crime.

Magleby lost an earlier appeal. This petition was meant to get the sentenced changed.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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