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One of two men found guilty of inciting hatred after a cross was burned on the front lawn of an interracial couple near Windsor nine months ago learns his fate today.

One of two men found guilty of inciting hatred after a cross was burned on the front lawn of an interracial couple near Windsor nine months ago learns his fate today.

Justin Rehberg, 20, was found guilty of inciting hatred on Nov. 5 with sentencing set for Windsor provincial court at 11 a.m.

Rehberg is also being sentenced for criminal harassment, which he had previously pleaded guilty to.

Shayne Howe, who is black, and Michelle Lyon, who is white, saw a cross burning on their property in Poplar Grove, Hants Co., just after midnight on Feb. 21.

The inciting conviction carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and the harassment conviction up to 10 years.

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