Amish beard-cutting trial: Photos of alleged crime presented in court

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.

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