Two KY Teens Plead Guilty in Hate Crime

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Updated: 4/13/2012 11:20 pm
     Two teenage girls have pled guilty in a precedent-setting hate crime case in Southeastern Kentucky.

        Federal prosecutors say Mable Jenkins and her sister-in-law, Alexis Jenkins, both 19 from Harlan County, admitted that they lured Kevin Pennington into a truck where he was kidnapped, driven to a state park and beaten by two men because he's gay. 

        And this case is all in the family.

        The men accused of beating Pennington, David and Anthony Jenkins, are cousins. 

        Mable and Anthony Jenkins are brother and sister and Alexis Jenkins is married to Anthony.

        This case marks the first convictions in the nation under the sexual orientation section of the federal hate crimes law. 

        Alexis and Mable Jenkins will be sentenced in August.

        David and Anthony Jenkins have pleaded not guilty. 

        They're set for trial in June. 

        All four could face a maximum of life in prison.
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