White Supremacist Guilty of Charlottesville Beating

He could get 10 years for attack on DeAndre Harris
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 2, 2018 12:47 AM CDT
White Supremacist Guilty of Charlottesville Beating
This photo combo of images provided by the Lonoke County, Ark. Sheriff's Office and Charlottesville, Va. Police Department, respectively, shows Jacob Scott Goodwin, left, and DeAndre Harris.   (Lonoke County Sheriff's Office and Charlottesville Police Department via AP)

A white Arkansas man charged in the beating of a black man during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has been found guilty of malicious wounding. Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, was found guilty Tuesday for the August attack on 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, the AP reports. He is the first of four alleged attackers to go on trial. The jury recommended a sentence of 10 years, with the option of suspending some time and a $20,000 fine. Harris suffered a spinal injury, a broken arm, and head lacerations that required eight staples after the parking garage assault. Three others were arrested. Goodwin claimed self-defense. However, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Nina-Alice Antony says it was Goodwin who wanted to square off. (Harris was found not guilty of assault last month.)

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