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Man shot, dragged for miles in possible South Carolina #hatecrime. #africanamerican

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(All Headline News) Newberry, SC, United States (AHN) – A man has been arrested in what federal and South Carolina authorities believe may be a hate crime. The suspect is accused of murdering a black man and dragging the victim’s body behind a pickup truck.

Gregory Ashton Collins, 19, was arrested Wednesday after a three-hour standoff with officers outside his trailer in Newberry. A trail of evidence led officers to his mobile home after the body of a black man was found along U.S. Highway 176.

The victim has been identified as Anthony Lamont Hill, 30. According to a statement from the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, he died after a single gunshot wound to the head and was dragged for more than 10 miles to until the nylon rope tied around his neck broke.

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