Grapevine Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Hate Crime

Kelli Wiese
October 24, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Glenn Halfin Mugshot

Credit: Grapevine Police Department

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GRAPEVINE (1080 KRLD) - A North Texas man has been sentenced for 12 months for a hate crime.

In July, 64-year-old Glenn Eugene Halfin pleaded guilty to interfering with housing rights after he repeatedly threatened and intimidated an African American family living in the apartment above him because of their race.

Court documents indicate Halfin admits he bought a baby doll at Walmart, slipped a noose around the doll's neck and hung the noose from the railing in front of the staircase the family used to get into their apartment. Reprots say he thought this would be intimidating for the family who had a young daughter. 

"No family should be afraid for children in their own home" said U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox. "The Northern District of Texas will not tolerate crimes born of bigotry. Prosecuting those that persecute others based on race is a priority for my office." 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Grapevine Police Department, in conjunction with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, conducted the investigation.

Trial Attorney Rebekah Bailey of the Civil Rights Division's Criminal Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole Dana prosecuted the case.