Woman pleads guilty to hate crime charges after ramming children with her car

An Iowa woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to hate crime charges after she struck two children with an SUV in 2019 “because of their race and national origin,” according to the Department of Justice.

Nicole Franklin, 42, in December 2019 drove over a curb and accelerated her Jeep Grand Cherokee toward a pair of children of “Middle Eastern or African descent,” the Department of Justice wrote. Franklin struck one of the children, leaving them with cuts and bruising, and fled the scene.

About 30 minutes later, the 42-year-old witnessed another potential victim, who she believed to be Mexican, and again drove
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