A white Iowa woman who admitted she ran over and tried to kill two children with her car because of their race was sentenced in federal court to 25 years in prison. Nicole Poole Franklin, 43, pleaded guilty in April to federal hate crime charges for attempting to kill a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl in December 2019.
Poole Franklin’s public defender said via email on Friday that he could not comment on the case. Poole Franklin told police during questioning that she ran over the boy because she believed “he’s just like ISIS” and “he’s not supposed to be there and he’s going to take me out,” according to court documents. Here’s what happened, plus how she got caught.