The leader of 16 Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith has lost another request to be released from prison.
CLEVELAND - Photos of the Amish beard-cutting incident that has resulted in a trial have been released. They were presented to jurors during the trial in Cleveland on Wednesday.
The first photo shows defendant Johnny Mullet using one hand to grab a long, white beard of 79-year-old Raymond Hershberger and another hand to chop. Another photo shows the hair clippings left behind on the floor.
Testimony resumes Thursday in the high profile federal trial. Sixteen Amish men and women are on trial for the alleged hate crimes.
Nine people lost hair in four separate shearing incidents from September to November. If convicted of all charges, the 16 defendants could face life prison terms.
One of 16 Amish convicted in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has a few days to say her goodbyes before heading to prison.
The Amish imprisoned in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio will no longer be required to attend high-school equivalency classes behind bars.
The Amish schoolhouse quiets as students in first through eighth grades settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks to begin singing, their voices rising and dipping like the surrounding hills.
The leader of a group of 16 Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith has lost a request to be released from prison pending an appeal of his conviction and sentencing.
Sixteen Amish men and women who have lived rural, self-sufficient lives with little outside contact are facing regimented routines in a federal prison system where modern conveniences such as television will be a constant temptation.