http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...went-looking-victim-James-Craig-Anderson.html Teenagers accused of race-hate murder 'went out looking for a victim and bragged about the killing' Two young white men assaulted and then killed a black man by driving into him with a pick-up truck in Mississippiâs largest city, a prosecutor said yesterday. Itâs alleged that the pair, both 18, were looking for a black man to assault in Jackson, with one of them later bragging on the phone to a friend about killing 49-year-old father James Craig Anderson. Mr Anderson, who is of African-American descent, was run over by a Ford pickup outside a Jackson hotel near dawn on June 26 and died later in hospital, District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said during a bond hearing for Deryl Dedmon, who is accused of driving the truck. âDedmon murdered this victim because he was a black man,â Smith said. âWe do have information that they were rejoicing after killing the victim.â Smith said Dedmon called a friend after the alleged crime and said: âI just ran that n****r over.â He added: âIt was an intentional act and it was a hate crime.â The hate crime allegations resonated in Mississippi, which has a history for racial violence against blacks, particularly during the civil rights struggle. Judge Ali Shamsiddeen increased Dedmon's bail to $800,000 (Â£500,000) from $50,000 after he heard more details about the hate-crime allegations. Dedmon and accomplice John Aaron Rice are accused of assault murder.