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2 Sentenced For Role In Cross Burning In New Jersey

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Two men have received jail terms for their roles in the burning of a wooden cross in rural southern New Jersey last year.

Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Comis of Tuckerton was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days, while 22-year-old Daniel Enders of Bass River got 180 days. Both also must serve two years probation after they’re released.

Comis and Enders pleaded guilty in January to bias intimidation stemming from the February 2011 cross burning in Bass River. It happened about 700 feet from where a black family lived, but officials have never said whether the family was targeted.

A third man, 22-year-old Christopher Hurrell of Tuckerton, also pleaded guilty in the case. He could have avoided jail time by completed a drug treatment program, but he violated its rules and is in prison.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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