Steven Scott Cantrell, of Crane pleaded guilty Friday to hate crime charges stemming from a series of racially-motivated arsons in December 2010, the Justice Department has announced. Cantrell admitted to setting the Dec. 28 fire at the predominantly African-American Faith in Christ Church as part of an unsuccessful effort to murder a disabled African-American man he saw passing by the church in his wheelchair, federal officials said. Cantrell also admitted setting fire to the house of another man he thought was Jewish; and to a gym because he thought the owners served Mexican-Americans. He set the fires to gain status with the Aryan Brotherhood, according to the Justice Department. He is to be sentenced Nov. 30 and faces up to life in prison.