White Supremacist Who Killed Black Man to Incite Race War Sentenced to Life in Prison
“The racial World War starts today,” Mr. Jackson wrote in a manifesto that included an emblazoned swastika and a Crusader’s Cross. “This political terrorist attack is a formal declaration of global total war on the Negro races.”
On Wednesday, Mr. Jackson, who was about to be sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole, attempted to rewrite that history, offering an apology.
“It never should have happened, and of course, if I could do it all over again this never would have happened for sure,” Mr. Jackson said.
The relatives and friends of the man Mr. Jackson killed, Timothy Caughman, called the white supremacist’s remarks disingenuous and insulting.
Mr. Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty last month to rare state charges of murder as terrorism and murder as a hate crime. It was the first conviction of a white supremacist on terrorism charges in New York.
Justice Laura A. Ward of State Supreme Court in Manhattan issued the maximum sentenced permitted under the law, life without parole.