A man convicted of terrorizing a child's birthday party with racial slurs is asking a judge for bond.
Two years ago, Jose Ismael Torres was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Torres was allegedly in one of several trucks covered in Confederate flags that drove around Paulding and Douglas counties intimidating people who passed by.
They eventually clashed with an African American family holding a birthday party, threatening them with a knife, tire iron and a gun.
The incident came just days after a massacre at a Charleston church, where nine African-Americans were killed.
There is no hate crime law; Torres and Kayla Norton were convicted under the Street Gang Terrorism Act.
He wants to be released while his case is under appeal.
The bond hearing is set for Monday morning.