Letter To White Supremacist Group Has Details Of Slaying

Posted at 1:26 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 14:26:47-04

A Tennessee jail has intercepted a letter from an inmate to a white supremacist group in which he confesses to killing a black man.

The Daily News Journal reports 53-year-old John Daniel Carothers is charged with murder in the death of 40-year-old Robert Miller, who was set ablaze at a Veterans' Affairs assisted living home in March. The newspaper reports the letter has Rutherford County prosecutors considering further investigation to determine if hate crime sentencing enhancement could be applied.

In the letter addressed to the American Institute of Theology in Arkansas, Carothers says he believes the Bible is "about white people and for white people" and says he is in jail "for burning a black man I set him on fire with lighter fluid poured on his head."