Trial of Kentucky Men Accused of Hate Crime Against Gay Man Set for Fall

Jun 28, 2012

The trial of two eastern Kentucky men charged with a hate crime and attacking a gay man has been set for October 15. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove issued the new trial date Wednesday after delaying proceedings for 20-year-old Anthony Ray Jenkins of Partridge and 37-year-old Jason David Jenkins earlier this month.

The two men are charged with kidnapping, assault and violating the hate crime law.

Anthony Jenkins' wife, Alexis Jenkins, and sister, Mable Jenkins, have pleaded guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced in August.

Federal prosecutors say this is the first federal case charging a violation of a hate crime law passed in 2009.