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Second N.S. cross-burner gets two months for hate crime Add to ...

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 Justice Claudine MacDonald says Justin Rehberg of Avondale will also go through 30 months of probation.

The 20-year-old was convicted in the fall of inciting racial hatred and criminal harassment.

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His 21-year-old brother, Nathan, was sentenced Monday to six months in jail, minus four-months' credit for time 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.

Mr. Howe, who is black, and Ms. Lyon, who is white, testified they awoke in the middle of the night in February to the sight of a blazing cross on their lawn.

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