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Sentencing For Hate Crimes Set For Today

Joe Denoyer - February 22, 2017 7:59 am

Two southwest Kansas men face sentencing for their roles in a hate crime against black Somali men in Dodge City.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten is expected to decide on Wednesday their punishment for a June 2015 assault on three strangers because they were black and from Somalia. Two of the victims were stabbed with a broken bottle.

Armando Sotello has pleaded guilty to one count of a hate crime for the attack on a Somali man who was sitting on a bench with two other Somali men outside an African grocery Store in Dodge City.

Omar Cantero Martinez pleaded guilty to perjury for falsely testifying during a federal trial related to the hate crimes that ended with a hung jury.

 

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