DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ A case involving racially motivated attacks on two black patrons at an Iowa bar is nearing a close as more defendants entered guilty pleas yesterday to federal charges.
Prosecutors argued that the four defendants charged in the case violated the civil rights of the victims during the Dec. 13, 2007, assaults in Muscatine.
They are accused of shouting racial slurs as well as making references about the white supremacist group Aryan Nation during the attacks.
Pistol Wolf Holliday of Hutchinson, Kan., already pleaded guilty to two counts of interference with federally protected activity for his role in the assaults.
Two other Kansas men, Timothy Ketner and Jeffrey Lee, changed their pleas to guilty during hearings today in U.S. District Court in Davenport. Both men are from Hutchinson, Kan.
Also changing her plea was Wendie Groen, who is listed in booking records as being from Muscatine.