Interracial Couple Targeted in Hate Crime in Rural Missouri

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An interracial couple in southern Missouri awoke Monday night to their dog barking and their Cadillac on fire.

Upon further investigation Scotty Smothers and Beverly Jones discovered what authorities have referred to as "racial remarks" spray painted in pink on the home and burning auto.

The Dexter Daily Statesman reports that the F.B.I. is assisting the Stoddard County Sheriff in investigating the apparent hate crime.

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