Mississippi Man Accused Of Shooting Mother’s Boyfriend Because Of Mixed-Race Grandkids
A Mississippi man was charged with shooting and beating his mother’s boyfriend. Jeffery Daniels has been accused of carrying out the attack because he was angry over the victim’s mixed-race grandchildren, according to police.
[su_center_ad]According to Reuters, Daniels, of rural Smith County in central Mississippi has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a Friday evening incident that left Craig Wilson badly beaten and with a gunshot wound to the stomach, police said.
Daniels’ mother explained to the police that he carried out the attack in anger over a visit from Wilson’s young grandchildren, who are of a mixed-race, Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton said.
Crumpton said that because the victim and the suspect are both white, the attack cannot be classified as a hate crime under Mississippi state law.
Crumpton further added that Daniels has not revealed to the police what led to the incident..
“All he’s talking about is the fight itself,” Crumpton said.
It was close to two weeks before the incident that a cross was burned in front of Wilson’s house, Crumpton said, but police do not know who burned the cross.
That shouldn’t be too difficult to work out. [su_sky_ad]
Undated photo: Sheriff’s Office