29 year old Conrad Barrett could soon go to prison for ten years after saying he did it.
The Houston man admitted to the 2013 brutal attack of an elderly Black man in Katy.
Federal prosecutors say Barrett specifically targeted the 81 year old victim because he was a minority.
Barrett entered that guilty plea to one count of committing a federal hate crime which carries a 10 year federal prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.
It was back in November 2013 when federal investigators say Barrett was out looking for a Black person to target in the so called knockout game.
That’s when someone is punched and it’s captured on video tape.
Prosecutors say Barrett recorded the attack on his cell phone.
Investigators say in one of the videos on Barrette’s phone he is heard saying African Americans haven’t fully appreciated the process of evolution.
While Barrett has entered that guilty plea he is not set to be sentenced until after pre-sentence investigation and that is set for September 18 @ 10:15 am.
Barrett was represented by George Parham and Ruben Perez is the assistant US Attorney who prosecuted the case.