Amish Beard-Cutting Case

Amish woman to begin prison sentence Friday


Amish April 9, 2013 in Bergholz Ohio Photo / AP-Scott R.Galvin1CLEVELAND (AP) – One of 16 Amish convicted in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has a few days to say her goodbyes before heading to prison.

Kathryn Miller, a mother of three young children, will report by Friday at the federal prison in Danbury, Conn.

After hearing from others already serving sentences, she won a Cleveland federal court judge’s approval last week to move up her prison reporting date. She must serve one year.

The leader of the Amish defendants, Sam Mullet Sr., is serving 15 years. The others received sentences ranging up to seven years.

The members of an Amish sect from Bergholz near Steubenville were convicted of hate crimes in 2011 attacks meant to shame fellow Amish over religious interpretations.

The defendants are appealing.

Source: AP

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Carolyn Derenberger says:

Perhaps we all would be better served as Americans if we could rid our
Government of crooked politicians who are turning our nation into

   
LoveBunny says:

Who drove the get-away buggy???

*clip clomp*clip clomp*clip clomp*

   
LoveBunny says:

While beard cutting is disrespectful and annoying, it is a far far cry from chopping off someone’s hand.

Don’t worry, all those big bushy beards will grow back even fuller than before.

The sentencing in this case is just ridiculous! It’s way too harsh.

   
Jeff says:

These women are disgusting….

   
LoveBunny says:

Well, it wasn’t very nice I’d say.

But is this a real “hate crime”?
Hmmm. . . maybe it’s more like a “strongly dislike” crime.

   

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