White Mississippi teen Deryl Dedmon, 19, has been indicted on capital murder and hate crime charges for killing an African-American man by running over him with his truck. The victim was severely beaten before being killed. One of the teens supposedly yelled, "White power!" during the attack.
Authorities say seven white teenagers were partying in Rankin County the night of Anderson's death when Dedmon suggested they go find a black man to "mess with."
Detective Eric Smith testified at a hearing in July that Dedmon had been robbed in the weeks before Anderson's death and that he was looking for "some sort of revenge," though there was no evidence Anderson was responsible for the robbery.
Prosecutors say seven teenagers loaded up in two cars and headed for nearby Jackson where they found Anderson in a hotel parking lot on Ellis Avenue.
Dedmon and another teen allegedly beat Anderson before Dedmon jumped in a green Ford F-250 and ran over the dazed man. Authorities say Demon also robbed Anderson, but they haven't said what he took.
Authorities said Dedmon later bragged that he had run over Anderson, using a racial slur to describe him.
This crime gained national notoriety after video of the attack showing Anderson being run over was released to the media. The video (and an update about the charges) is after the break. Be warned: It is very graphic.