Milestones Oct. 17, 2005

CHARGED. STACY SIMS, 19, JAMIE UNDERWOOD, 27, and JENNIFER WILSON, 26, with the murders of six Mexican immigrant farm workers; in Tifton, Ga. The alleged killers used baseball bats and guns in the attacks, described by one official as "some of the most vicious" in the state's history. Sims and Underwood were also charged with rape in connection with another attack on immigrants. Some 20 homes in nearby Hispanic communities have been invaded in recent months, and officials say these suspects may be part of a gang targeting workers who, without papers to open bank accounts, carry large amounts of cash.

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