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Prosecutors Call For Life Sentence In Amish Beard Cuttings

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Samuel Mullet Sr. is due to be sentenced Friday in Cleveland along with 15 others convicted in the hair-cuttings.
12:56PM
February 5, 2013

Federal prosecutors want a life sentence for the leader of an Amish breakaway group convicted in a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio.

Amish Guilty Of Hate Crimes In Ohio Hair Attacks

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A jury has convicted an Amish leader and his family of hate crimes.
2:50PM
September
20, 2012

Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio have been found guilty of hate crimes by carrying out beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in a dispute over religious differences.

Jurors Resume Deliberations In Ohio Amish Case

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Jurors began a third day of deliberations in a trial of 16 people charged in beard and hair cutting attacks against fellow Amish.
1:29PM
September
18, 2012

Jurors have begun a third day of deliberations in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against their fellow Amish in Ohio.

Amish Beard-Cutting Trials Begin

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Ohio has the nation's largest concentration of Amish people, with most clustered in and around Holmes County.
7:58AM
August
27, 2012

Members of an Amish church group are due to go on trial Monday in a Cleveland federal courtroom. Prosecutors claim the defendants committed hate crimes against other Amish by cutting off their beards and hair.

Judge Rejects Ohio Amish Hate Crime Law Challenge

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A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.
2:47PM
May
31, 2012

A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.

Ohio’s 2011 National Spotlight Not Always Favorable

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The fight against Senate Bill 5 brought national attention to Ohio
6:13AM
December
28, 2011

For better or worse, 2011 proved quite eventful for the state of Ohio. As the year winds down to a close, WOSU commentator Stacia Kock takes a look back at some of the state’s more memorable headlines.

Sheriff: Amish Man’s Beard Cut In New Ohio Attack

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Amish men in Ohio allegedly have been attacked, their beards cut off. This is considered an insult in the Amish community.
9:46AM
November
11, 2011

Authorities in Ohio report another attack on an Amish man whose hair and beard were cut.