DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- (WXIN) -- A white man and a white woman who were among a large group of people waving Confederate flags and threatening violence at a black child’s birthday party in Georgia have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
Jose Ismael Torres, 26, and Kayla Rae Norton, 25, were part of a group of 15 people who disrupted the eight-year-old’s party in Douglasville in July 2015, less than a month after white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine African-Americans at a historic black church in South Carolina.
Roof brandished Confederate flags in several photographs that came to light soon after his arrest and had said he intended to start a race war with the killings.
Torres and Norton were found guilty Monday of yelling racial slurs and threatening to kill partygoers, even the kids.
Torres was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Norton received six years, news outlets reported.