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COPY-Ark. man to be sentenced for federal hate crime

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - 1 of the first two people convicted under new federal hate crime legislation is due in court in Arkansas for sentencing.

Frankie Maybee is slated to go before a federal judge in Harrison on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say he and Sean Popejoy ran a car full of 5 Hispanic men off the road and caused it to burst into flames last year. All 5 of the victims were injured.

A federal jury found Maybee guilty of 5 counts of committing a federal hate crime and one count of conspiracy.

Prosecutors say he and Popejoy targeted the men because of their race, color and national origin.

Popejoy pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday.

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