FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 64-year-old white man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty to harassing his black neighbors at a Dallas-area apartment complex.
Glenn Eugene Halfin of Grapevine got the maximum sentence Wednesday for interfering with an African-American family’s housing rights. He could also have been fined $100,000 for his July 12 plea in federal court in Fort Worth.READ MORE: North Highlands Man Convicted Of Killing Foster Brother With Samurai Sword
Prosecutors say Halfin in December bought a doll, fashioned a noose from a rope and hung the toy on railing by a staircase to intentionally intimidate his neighbors. They lived in the unit above his residence.READ MORE: How Did Sunday's Storm Affect California's Drought?
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Records show Halfin was evicted in January.