Three white men are accused of forcing a 22-year-old victim from the Navajo Indian reservation into a car on April 29 and driving him to an apartment. Besides branding the man's arm there, police say the suspects shaved a swastika into his hair and drew degrading words and pictures on his body with permanent marker

Two Men Plead Guilty in Vincent Kee Branding Case

ICTMN Staff
7/20/11

Two men, Paul Beebe, 27, and Jesse Sanford, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday before a San Jaun County jury in the April 29, 2010 attack of Vincent Kee, a 22-year-old Navajo man who suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome.

Beebe and Sanford, along with a third man, William Hatch, were accused of branding a swastika on the arm of Kee, along with drawing degrading pictures, sexual and racial on him.

Navajo Hate Crime Branding

The three men were charged with first-degree felony kidnapping, second-degree felony conspiracy to commit kidnapping, third-degree felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and fourth-degree felony conspiracy to commit aggravated battery reports The Daily Times.

Both men could face more than eight years in prison, in what they deemed a mere prank.

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Submitted by katinasmith-lipton on
I would also like the see the photos of the parents of these three young men along with their comments on what they think of their sons' actions.
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