Katy man indicted on federal hate crime for alleged assault on African-American man in 'knockout' game

Activists from across Houston are condemning a "knockout" game attack on an elderly man
January 23, 2014 10:08:36 AM PST
A man in Katy now has been indicted on a federal hate crime for the assault of an elderly African-American man in something called 'the knockout game."

Conrad Barrett, 27, has been charged with violating the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. According to court documents, on November 24, Barrett attacked the elderly man because of the man's race and recorded the so-called "knockout" on his cell phone.

The victim suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days as a result of the attack. If convicted, Barrett faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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