Update: Florida Judge Sentences Franklin for Hate Crimes

May 20, 2003

Source: The Associated Press


On May 20, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a man who drove his pickup truck into a mosque and yelled anti-Muslim threats has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison... Charles Franklin, 41, pleaded guilty to the hate crime in November. U.S. District Judge Stephan Mickle sentenced Franklin to 27 months, crediting him with 14 months he served since being arrested for the March 25, 2002 attack... Mickle, who could have sentenced Franklin to 20 years, imposed the minimum punishment under federal guidelines."