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Skinhead gets life for homeless murders

TAMPA — A white supremacist convicted in October of killing two homeless men in 1998 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a federal judge.

James Robertson, 32, of Tampa was a member of a hate group called "Tampa Blood and Honour" that considered the homeless an inferior class and committed acts of violence against them that they called "bum rolling."

On Sept. 13, 1998 members of the group, including Robertson, beat to death Alfred Williams, 62, and Richard Arseneau, 44, with weapons that included a tire iron and hatchet.

A jury convicted Robertson in October of two charges of committing a murder in a racketeering enterprise. Three other co-defendants have cooperated with authorities, pleaded guilty to charges and await sentencing in U.S. District Court.

Skinhead gets life for homeless murders 12/21/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:49pm]
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