Jury Finds Second White Nationalist Guilty In Brutal Beating of Black Man at Charlottesville Rally

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A second white nationalist has been found guilty in the brutal garage beating of a Black man at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. last summer.

A jury took roughly 30 minutes on Thursday to find Alex Michael Jones guilty of “malicious wounding” in the August 12, attack where he and a group of other men viciously beat 20-year-old Deandre Harris. The attack left Harris with a concussion, abrasions and a gash on his head that required staples.

The verdict against Jones comes just two days after fellow alleged white nationalist Jacob Goodwin was found guilty in the same attack. Goodwin is expected to be sentenced April 23, local station NBC 29 reported.

Three other men are also facing pending trials in the group assault on Harris. At one point, Harris was even charged in his own beating after a white nationalist convinced a magistrate that Harris struck him with a flashlight in a separate incident at the rally. The charges were later dropped, however.

As for Ramos, he faces five to 20 years behind bars for his role in the assault.

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