Mass. Man Gets 14 Years For Obama-Inspired Church ArsonA white man convicted of burning down a predominantly black church because he was angry about President Barack Obama's election was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison.
Springfield Church Arsonist Detained Until Sentencing 26-year-old man convicted of burning down a predominantly black Massachusetts church shortly after President Barack Obama's election has surrendered to U.S. marshals to be detained until sentencing. A judge's clerk says Michael Jacques turned himself in at the Springfield federal courthouse Friday,a day after a jury convicted him of setting fire to the Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Springfield. Prosecutors called it a racially motivated crime.
Man Convicted In Springfield Church Fire Set After Obama ElectionA jury has convicted a man in what prosecutors say was the racially motivated burning of a predominantly black church hours after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.