A young couple was sentenced to prison for their part in a racially charged crime.
Both wept as the sentences were handed down.
“Their actions were motivated by racial hatred,” said Superior Court Judge William McClain.
A Douglas County judge sentenced the defendants to a year longer in prison than the state was seeking: 13 years for Jose Torres and 6 years for Kayla Norton.
The couple, who have three children, was part of a larger group in July 2015 called Respect the Flag. Their convoy of trucks, flying the Confederate battle flag, pulled up to a birthday party for an 8-year-old black child.