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Sentences reduced for Ohio Amish sect in hair-cutting attacks
Sentences reduced for Ohio Amish sect in hair-cutting attacks

The prison sentences of eight members of an Amish sect were reduced by a federal judge in Cleveland on Monday after hate crime convictions were thrown out against them in a case involving hair- and beard-cutting attacks on other Amish in Ohio. In all, 16 men and women, including group leader Samuel Mullet Sr., had been convicted in the case. Eight were resentenced Monday for convictions on charges including obstruction of justice and conspiracy remaining in the case after a federal appeals court last year dismissed the hate crime enhancements that led to the longer sentences. Eight of the group, including six women, already served their sentences and were released, according to a...

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