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Second N.S. brother gets two months in jail for hate crime
WINDSOR, N.S. - The second of two Nova Scotia brothers convicted of a hate crime for burning a cross on an interracial couple's lawn has been sentenced to two months in jail.
Provincial court Judge Claudine MacDonald says Justin Rehberg of Avondale will also go through 30 months of probation.
The 20-year-old was convicted last fall of inciting racial hatred and criminal harassment.
His 21-year-old brother, Nathan, was sentenced Monday to six months in jail, minus four months credit for time already served.
Justin Rehberg helped set a 2.5-metre wooden cross on fire last year outside the Poplar Grove home of Shayne Howe and Michelle Lyon.
Howe, who is black, and Lyon, who is white, testified they awoke in the middle of the night last Feb. 21 to the sight of a blazing cross on their lawn.