A black woman from Georgia has been charged with participating in a hate crime hoax by posing as a member of the Ku Klux Klan and scaring her black neighbors, threatening to burn down their homes and murder their children.
Terresha Lucas, 30, described herself as a “six-foot-tall white male with a long, red beard who did not live in the neighborhood” in letters to terrified neighbors. She threatened seven black families in the Dougsville community with death and arson in the letters.
One resident told the Daily Mail that they received a letter from Lucas in which she threatened to kill the whole family, including children.
Lucas began sending the hate hoax letters last December, and continued to do so up until March this year.
Dreddsinfo.com reports: For six months, the letters stopped coming until September 6 after police conducted a months-long investigation.
During Labor Day weekend, police linked evidence connected to Lucas but did not specify their findings. Currently, a motive for the crime has not been listed and Lucas is being held at the Douglas County Jail.
She faces eight felony charges of terroristic threats and acts and each counts holds a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.