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The Strange Case Of Renato Hughes Jr

by | 17th, November 2007

THREE blake men break into a house of a white man in California. And:

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) Three young black men break into a white man’s home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death but it’s the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

In a case that has brought cries of racism from civil rights groups, Renato Hughes Jr., 22, was charged by prosecutors in this overwhelmingly white county under a rarely invoked legal doctrine that could make him responsible for the bloodshed.

“It was pandemonium” inside the house that night, District Attorney Jon Hopkins said. Hughes was responsible

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