Black Hebrew Gets 3 Years in Slaying
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Black Hebrew Gets 3 Years in Slaying

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James Coates, a member of the self-styled Black Hebrew sect in Dimona, was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for killing a fellow member of his sect. Four co-defendants were each sentenced to six months imprisonment for conspiring to assault and do bodily harm to the victim, Cornell Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick was killed by hatchet blows during a clash between two groups of Black Hebrews six months ago.

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