Court Watch - POSTED: 2010/11/05 11:54
A Nova Scotia man who burned a cross on the lawn of an inter-racial Nova Scotia couple earlier this year has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred.
Justin Rehberg will be sentenced in December.
The 20-year-old Rehberg had pleaded guilty to criminal harassment but not guilty to the charge of inciting racial hatred stemming from the Feb. 21 incident in Poplar Grove, N.S.
He was found guilty on both counts Friday, said CTV's Todd Battis, who was at the courthouse in Windsor. N.S.
Rehberg's lawyer argued that the act of burning a cross was not enough on its own to qualify as inciting racial hatred and pointed out that the community has supported the inter-racial couple through the process.