Man Sentenced To Six Years For Attacking Black Grandfather Knockout Game
A Texas man who targeted an elderly Black senior for a violent knockout game was sentenced on Friday to almost six years in federal prison, officials said.
Via NY Daily News:
Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, punched a 79-year-old man to the ground in Katy, Texas, in November 2013 in a hate crime he carried out with his cellphone camera rolling, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The vicious blow from the white Texan fractured Roy Coleman’s jaw in two places, KPRC-TV reported.
The video shows Barrett laughing and saying “Knockout!” as he fled to his car, officials said. He was arrested hours later when he showed off the video to an off-duty police officer. Barrett pleaded guilty to the racially motivated assault in June.
Prosecutors said the footage of the attack starts with Barrett driving around a mall and asking the camera, “The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?”
A few moments later, he got out of his vehicle, asked Coleman, “How’s it going, man?” and then sucker-punched him, according to court records cited by the Houston Chronicle. The punch mirrors those of other examples of the so-called “knockout game.”
Lock this scumbag up for life!!!!