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