Thursday, September 20, 2012

Amish Hair Attackers Guilty Of Hate Crimes

A group of Amish men and women have been convicted of hate crimes, including forcibly cutting off people's beards and hair.

A jury found Samuel Mullet Senior guilty of orchestrating the cuttings of Amish men's beards and women's hair in attacks that shocked the normally peaceful religious settlements in eastern Ohio.

His followers were found guilty of carrying out the attacks. In total, 16 people were convicted.

The court heard how sons pulled their father out of bed and chopped off his beard in the moonlight and how women surrounded their mother-in-law and cut off her very long hair, taking it down to the scalp in some places.

All the defendants are members of Mullet's settlement that he founded near the West Virginia panhandle. Read More