LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has ordered two
eastern Kentucky men charged with a hate crime in an alleged attack
on a gay man held until a June trial.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Hanly A. Ingram on Tuesday found that
20-year-old Anthony Ray Jenkins of Partridge has a history of
"violent and life threatening behavior" and bail is not
warranted. U.S. Attorney's spokesman Kyle Edelen said 37-year-old
Jason David Jenkins of Cumberland will also remain in custody.
They are charged with kidnapping, assault and violating the hate
Anthony Jenkins' wife, Alexis Jenkins, and sister, Mable
Jenkins, have pleaded guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced in
Federal prosecutors say this is the first federal case charging
a violation of a hate crime law passed in 2009.
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