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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
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(WMC) - A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. Investigators say several men jumped Ralph Weems in a parking lot in West Point, Mississippi. One manMore >>
A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. More >>
Jason Alexander was killed doing something he loved: riding his motorcycle. Now his friends are honoring him the best way they know how.
Alexander, 32, was a father of five and a husband. He did custom paint jobs on cars and motorcycles.
On Aug. 21, while on a ride, he was hit and killed by David Robinson. Robinson fled the scene, but was later arrested by police.
Now friends and family are organizing a poker run for Saturday, Sept. 7, to raise money for Alexander's family. Registration for the run begins at noon at El Camino, and the day will end with a car and truck show at Chuck's.
"He was a very good person. You could love Jason the minute you ever met him," said Ken Luna, a friend. "We just really, really want to help his family out. He would do it for any one of us and we want to do it for him…He loved to ride his bike, so we'd love to have every bike we can possibly get out here."
A fund has also been set up in Alexander's name at Fifth Third banks.