The Associated Press reports:
A white Iowa woman who said she drove her SUV into two children in 2019 to try to kill them because of their race was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on federal hate crimes charges. Nicole Poole Franklin had already been sentenced to up to 25 years, including a mandatory minimum of 17 1/2, on state attempted murder charges in the Dec. 9, 2019, attacks in Des Moines.
The sentence will run concurrently with the state punishment but ensure she will be incarcerated for longer, since the federal system does not have parole. Prosecutors asked for a 27-year sentence in a filing last week, saying Poole Franklin targeted a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl because of their race and ethnicity. Both were walking down the street near their schools.
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A white #Iowa woman who said she drove her SUV into two children in 2019 to try to kill them because of their race was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on federal hate crimes charges.https://t.co/fBgJPFDYPE
— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) August 19, 2021
Nicole Poole Franklin intentionally ran over two kids, saying she believed 1 was “ISIS” and was going to take her out, and the other was Hispanic and was “taking over… our homes, and our jobs,” and “wasn’t supposed to be in our country.” https://t.co/ESYbT4m8dh
— KWWL (@KWWL) August 19, 2021