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Man Convicted Of Klan Stabbing

March 14, 1986

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) _ A man who donned a Ku Klux Klan robe for a Halloween party has been convicted of attacking two black men while still wearing it several hours later.

Harold Gallant was convicted of one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of intention to inflict bodily harm by a Contra Costa County Superior Court jury.

Witnesses testified that Gallant, 23, and a man named George Harless had stabbed the men outside a bar early on November 2. Harless pleaded guilty to assault charges on January 22 and is being held in the California Medical Facility.

One of the victims, Tony Hall, 19, was hospitalized for three weeks with stab wounds.

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