ALEXANDRIA, La. A 19-year-old man was sentenced to four months in federal prison Friday for having hangman's nooses draped from the back of his truck during a rally last year in support of the "Jena Six."
Jeremiah Munsen, of Colfax, La., pleading guilty in April to a misdemeanor federal hate crime. He was accused of trying to intimidate a group of marchers in Alexandria.
The marchers were from Tennessee and were waiting in Alexandria for buses that would take them home after they participated in the September rally in Jena. The rally was held to protest the judicial treatment of six black Jena High School students who are accused of beating up a white classmate at school. One of the six has since pleaded guilty to a juvenile charge in connection with the incident.
Munsen also will be placed on one-year supervised probation and five years probation.