A Yazoo County jury found a father and son guilty of hate crimes for the assault of two Yazoo County teenagers that made headlines last September.
A Yazoo County Circuit Court jury found Wade Twiner and Lane Twiner guilty of hate crimes yesterday after a three-day trial. The jury found the father and son duo guilty of two counts of simple assault and felony malicious mischief. In addition, the jury in a unanimous verdict, found the pair guilty of a hate crime enhancement, which allows for doubling of the time of their sentences.
Sentencing is scheduled for tomorrow, Aug. 27, according to District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver.
More details of the case, trial and sentencing will appear in the next print edition of The Yazoo Herald.