SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man has agreed to plead guilty to chargesstemming from a 2007 cross burning outside the home of his whiteniece and her black boyfriend.
Bruce Mikulyuk, 50, of Mishawaka will be sentenced to 3 1/2years in prison if a federal judge accepts the plea agreement hereached with prosecutors.
Mikulyuk admits in court documents that he burned the cross atthe Mishawaka home, then returned with a knife and threatened theblack man.
The woman involved, 28-year-old Trisha Mikulyuk, said BruceMikulyuk is her uncle and that she never wanted him to facecriminal charges.
She told the South Bend Tribune that her uncle is not a racistand that she believed he threatened her boyfriend because he hadnot been paying child support.
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