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Fourth man found guilty in beating of black man at Charlottesville rally

A fourth man has been found guilty of taking part in the violent beating of a black man in a downtown Charlottesville, Va., parking garage during the “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Tyler Watkins Davis pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of malicious wounding for his role in the attack in August 2017 on  20-year-old DeAndre Harris, according to The Washington Post.

{mosads}Prosecutors said Friday that a video of the attack shows Davis hitting Harris in the head with a wooden stick, leaving Harris with a cut on his head that required eight staples.

Davis was previously a member of the white nationalist group the League of the South, the Post reported.

Three other men have already been sentenced for their roles in the attack. 

Video of the beating went viral online in the aftermath of the white nationalist rally, and internet sleuths aided law enforcement officials in identifying the individuals responsible.

Davis and the other charged assailants argued they were acting in self-defense since they had just allegedly witnessed Harris hit a white nationalist in the head with a flashlight.

Video evidence reportedly shows the men following Harris into the parking garage and standing over him while he is on the floor.

While all other men involved have already been sentenced to multiyear prison terms, Davis is currently out on bond with conditions until he returns to Charlottesville for his sentencing.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 27, roughly two years after the “Unite the Right” rally occurred. Davis faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.


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