UPDATE on March 8, 2016: Four white men who were convicted in the 2011 beating and rundown death of a black man in Mississippi have now been ordered to pay his heirs $840,000.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ordered Dylan Butler, Deryl Dedmon, John Rice and William Kirk Montgomery to make the payments Monday. All four are in federal prisons.
White Teen Pleads Guilty for Running Over Mississippi Black Man [VIDEO]
19-year-old Deryl Dedmon is a white teenager that was out joyriding on a hot summer’s day in June, searching for a black person to terrorize and he and his friends found James Craig Anderson. According to the Huffington Post, Dedmon admitted that he and a group of white teens were partying in Puckett, a small town outside the capital city, when he suggested they find a black man to harass and went to Jackson because of its majority-black population. They found 47-year-old Anderson before dawn outside a hotel. Anderson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was beaten before Dedmon ran over him. Source