California White Supremacist Sentenced for Attempted Manslaughter

  • July 20, 2009

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge sentenced a white supremacist to 22 years in prison for the brutal hate crime stabbing of a Korean man in 2008.

The judge sentenced Aaron Mark Duggan on July 14, 2009, after the jury convicted him of attempted voluntary manslaughter.  The sentence was enhanced due to the jury finding that the attack was a hate crime.

In April 2008, Duggan, of Bakersfield, yelled "white power" while stabbing the 22-year-old victim in the face and torso at a park in San Dimas.  The victim was hospitalized and remains permanently scarred from his injuries. 

Duggan, 28, had a prior assault conviction in San Luis Obispo County in 2004. He has remained in custody since being charged in 2008.