(NEWSER) – Four relatives were sentenced in federal court yesterday for kidnapping a gay man and attempting to beat him to death in a case that tried out the new federal hate crime provision covering crimes motivated by sexual orientation. Prosecutors say two women convinced Kevin Pennington to get into their truck with a story that they needed his help getting drugs; joined by David Jenkins, 39, and cousin Anthony Jenkins, 22, the four took him into a deserted part of a Kentucky state park.
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