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Deryl Dedmon, who is facing criminal charges in the death of James Craig Anderson, is escorted into a room in the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Dedmon appeared briefly Tuesday in a Hinds County court for a preliminary hearing on the criminal charges, but the hearing was postponed until Sept. 26. Dedmon, 19, is charged with capital murder and robbery in Anderson's death. Authorities say Dedmon ran over Anderson and later bragged about it. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)

White teen gets life in hate killing

A white Mississippi teenager pleaded guilty on Mar. 21 to fatally running over a man with a truck because he was black, and received a life prison sentence for a crime the presiding judge said left "a great stain" on the southern state.