Jacob Goodwin, an alleged white supremacist suspected of beating up a 20-year-old black man in a police garage during last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been found guilty for his role in the crime.
Lauren Berg of Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper tweeted that after roughly two hours of jury deliberation, Goodwin was found guilty of beating DeAndre Harris. He faces a suggested sentence of five to 20 years in prison for the crime.
Just in: Jacob Goodwin was found guilty of malicious wounding in the group beating of DeAndre Harris on Aug. 12. Jury will now decide a recommended sentence of five to 20 years.
— Lauren Berg (@laurenbergk) May 2, 2018
After the rally, an enterprising pro-Confederate lawyer from North Carolina convinced a Charlottesville magistrate to file assault charges against Harris on the false grounds that he assaulted the men who beat him up. He was found not guilty.