White Supremacist Sentenced to Life in Racially Motivated Road Rage Case

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A ripped up confederate flag lays on the ground next to protesters during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville. (REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

A white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday for running down and killing a Black man with his Jeep.

Russell Courtier, 40, was found guilty of killing 19-year-old Larnell Bruce Jr. in Oregon in 2016, The Oregonian reported. The jury found Courtier, who is white, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving, and second-degree intimidation — a hate crime statute under Oregon law, according to the publication.

Courtier and Bruce had fought outside of a convenience store in Gresham, Oregon. Surveillance footage obtained by The Oregonian shows Bruce standing outside the store when Courtier drove up, parked, and picked a fight. The video then shows Bruce running away from Courtier — who reportedly…

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  • cooper.petra.73

    I am thankful that justice is served. Praying for the Bruce family.

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