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White supremacist gets life for killing black man with sword

PUNISHED: James Jackson appears in court for sentencing in New York (Photo credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

THE WHITE supremacist who fatally stabbed a 66-year-old black man in a bid to incite a race war has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

In January, James Jackson pleaded guilty to killing Timothy Caughman in 2017 and admitted to local authorities that he made a journey from his home in Baltimore to go on a killing spree of black men in New York.

According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Jackson had plans of enacting a “political terrorist attack” and “inspire white men to kill black men, to scare black men, and to provoke a race war.”

New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was at the Manhattan Supreme Court where he read a detailed account written by Jackson, which explained his racist motives.


VICTIM: Timothy Caughman was fatally stabbed by James Jackson (Photo credit: Twitter)

“The racial World War starts today,” Vance read, The New York Post reports. “This political terrorist attack is a formal declaration of global total war on the Negro races. They must be exterminated as quickly as possible.”

According to reports, the document is reportedly emblazoned with a swastika and a crusader’s cross.

Of the sentencing, Caughman's family said: "We’ll never be able to share another family moment with Timothy, we’ll never get to say goodbye to our loved one, we’ll never know how much he truly suffered or how alone he felt in his last moments."

“That is our life sentence. We get no parole either.”

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