*Pasco County, Florida resident, Thomas Herris Sigler III, and his accomplice, William A. Dennis, were finally handed down sentences in relation to a shocking cross burning incident carried out in 2012, outside of a neighbor?s home.
Released court documents show that the two men, residents of a mostly white Pasco County community known as Seward Drive, conspired to commit the crime along with other residents at a Halloween party, shortly after an interracial couple moved in next door.
Sigler, Dennis and others reportedly gathered wood, gasoline and other tools and carried the cross to their neighbors? yard together before setting it alight in full view. In later statements, Sigler describes his actions as an attempt to force his neighbors from their home.