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Admitted White Supremist Pleads Guilty to Shooting Teen

An admitted white supremacist pleads guilty to shooting a 13-year old girl.

Twenty-one year old Trevor Thompson, an admitted neo-nazi, faces 30 years in jail for committing a hate crime against a young black girl.

McNeil and her family were in court, but had no comment after the proceedings.

Thompson was scheduled to go to trial Monday morning, but reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. He admits to shooting 13-year old Ashley McNeil as she left a southside convenience store last June. Thompson, who belonged to several white supremacist organizations shot her because of her skin color. Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman says the bullet struck McNeil in the hip.

Newman says had the bullet struck an artery a few inches away, she could have bled to death.

McNeil and her family had no comment after Thompson entered his guilty plea.

Thompson, an admitted skinhead, a member of the World Church of the Creator and other racist groups. Last June, as he was driving near Keystone and Hanna, he leaned out the window and shot 13-year old Ashley McNeil in the hip.

Prior to the shooting, he'd been arguing with some black men who took issue with several racist tattoos on his body.

He'll be sentenced May 24th.

Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman says Thompson was likely addicted to methamphetamine and hadn't slept for three days when he shot at the 13-year old girl:
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