Prison for Racist Knockout-Gamer Who Took Selfies of His Victim (mugshot)

Oct 18, 2015

The grinning racist in the mug-shot below is finally headed to prison for the ‘knockout game’ assault he committed, filmed, and bragged about in 2013. 

Two years ago Conrad Barrett, then 27, sucker-punched an elderly African American pedestrian he had selected at random, leaving the 79-year-old victim unconscious with a broken jaw and other injuries.

For that, prosecutors charged the suspect with a hate crime as well as battery, after viewing a dozen selfies he took of the knockout, as well as racist rants and boasts later recorded to explain his motive for the attack.

Prison for Racist Knockout-Gamer Who Took Selfies of His Victim (mugshot)

“The defendant committed this shocking and violent assault against this vulnerable elderly man simply because he was African American,” the head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division said in a written statement.

The delay in bringing Barrett to justice was due to efforts by his attorney to get the hate crime status of his client’s offense dropped -- in those pleadings arguing that Barrett was “bipolar” and had been “on drugs” and “intoxicated” at the time of the assault.

The court, however, refused to dismiss the government’s more serious charges against the 29-year-old Texan; so this summer he finally relented and pled guilty on all counts, in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence.

But on Friday a judge wiped the smirk off Conrad Alvin Barrett’s cruel face, putting the white supremacist away for nearly six years in a federal penitentiary.

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