- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

Prosecutors say an Alabama woman has been sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for lying to a grand jury investigating racially motivated cross-burning by a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

Authorities say Pamela Morris, who is 47, admitted during a June plea hearing that she lied to a federal grand jury investigating a cross-burning committed by her son and another man. Morris denied that she had been secretary of the KKK chapter in Ozark or involved with the group at all.

Morris’ son Steve Dinkle is serving a 24-month sentence after being convicted of hate-crime and obstruction of justice charges related to the May 2009 burning of a six-foot-tall cross. The other man named Thomas Smith was sentenced to five years of probation.


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