It’s been nearly 18 months since Sam Mullet was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the beard-cutting attacks carried out on Amish in Ohio in late 2011.

Others in Mullet’s group, including those who actually did the cutting, got sentences ranging from one to seven years.

In his upcoming book Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers, Donald Kraybill tells the story of the incidents and their aftermath.

Here’s the book trailer, in which Kraybill discusses the attacks and the complicated court case which followed:


Looks like the most recent news we’ve had concerning this case dates to late March, on Sam Mullet’s appeal arguing against the federal hate crimes conviction.

We’ll be hearing more from Donald Kraybill as we approach the release date for Renegade Amish (mid-September), and I expect we’ll be having a giveaway as well.

If you have anything you’d like to ask the author, let us know in the comments, and you might see your question answered in the upcoming Q-and-A.