A young Georgia couple cried in court as they were sentence to a total of 28 years in prison on Monday for committing a hate crime at a young child’s birthday party.
Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Jose Ismael Torres, 26, drove with a caravan of trucks waving confederate flags and antagonizing a Douglasville, Georgia family as they celebrated a boy’s eighth birthday party in 2015.
Norton expressed regret for her actions that day as she was forgiven in a court room by one of the party’s attendees, who told them that ‘life is too short for hate’.
Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Jose Ismael Torres, 26, drove with a caravan of trucks waving Confederate flags and antagonizing a Douglasville, Georgia, family as they celebrated a boy’s eighth birthday party in 2015
Superior Court Judge William McClain delivered Torres a sentence to 20 years, with 13 served in prison, and Norton was given 15 years with six to serve in prison, the AJC reported.
Upon their release, the two have been barred from Douglas County. After interrupting the party they also terrorized a nearby Wal-Mart and convenience store.
The couple were members of a group called ‘Respect the Flag,’ and were joined by a caravan of other people who shouted at adults and children that they would ‘kill y’all n*****s,’ while proudly displaying confederate flags.