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White supremacists get in trouble over ‘ritual sacrifice’ in Georgia

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Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 1:16 PM EDT
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ROME, Ga. (AP) — The killing of a farm animal during what authorities have said was a “ritual sacrifice” during a training camp in Georgia for a white supremacist group has led to charges against five additional men.

Floyd County prosecutors identified the animal, which they say was beheaded during a meeting of the group in October 2019, as a ram.

Federal prosecutors have said it was a goat.

They’ve said the men stole the animal and attempted unsuccessfully to kill it with a knife and then ended up shooting it to death and cutting off its head.

The killing happened at a training camp in north Georgia that prosecutors have said was organized by The Base, a white supremacist group that espoused using violence to accelerate overthrowing the U.S. government.

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