May 2, 2018

White man found guilty in beating of black man during Charlottesville rally

A police officer observes as a group of anti white supremacists protest in Charlottesville, Virginia

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jacob Goodwin, part of a group caught on camera severely beating a black man during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, was found guilty on one count of malicious wounding, and jurors recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, in addition to a rehabilitation plan, reports NBC 29.

Flashback: The incident, that left the victim DeAndre Harris with "a concussion, spinal fracture, eight staples to his head, multiple gashes, and a chipped tooth," per BuzzFeed, was part of the violence that erupted during a rally of white supremacists. Goodwin, a white nationalist, argued he acted in self defense, while Harris' attorney, Nina-Alice Antony, said Goodwin was looking for a fight, and that he was "outfitted for battle." Goodwin is the first of cour to face trial over the attack.

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