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Michael Jacques

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Mass. Man Gets 14 Years For Obama-Inspired Church Arson

A 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.

12/22/2011

Michael Jacques (AP Photo/The Republican, Michael S. Gordon)

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/16/2011

Michael Jacques (AP Photo/The Republican, Michael S. Gordon)

Man Convicted In Springfield Church Fire Set After Obama Election

A 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.

04/14/2011

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