Man sentenced in 2011 Marysville hate-crime attack

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Yuba City man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for beating a white man and a black woman in what prosecutors say was a racially motivated attack.

Perry Sylvester Jackson of Marysville was one of three men who pleaded guilty to the 2011 attack at a convenience store in Marysville, 40 miles north of Sacramento.

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Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that Jackson, who is 28, punched the man twice in the head through an open car window. He also used a racial slur and has the words "white power" tattooed on his legs.

The second man to plead guilty, 30-year-old Billy James Hammett, was sentenced last month to more than seven years in prison for violating the federal hate crimes law.

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The third man, 33-year-old Anthony Merrell Tyler, is awaiting sentencing in July.

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