29 year old Conrad Barrett will be in federal court this morning in Houston to face sentencing for what prosecutors call a racist attack.
It was back in 2013 when Barrett went out looking for someone Black to knockout as part of a the then popular knockout game.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruben Perez says Barrett found that victim in Katy walking down the street.
That person was a 79 year old African American man who found himself punched in the face and knocked out by Barrett.
79 year old victim at fox 26 studios
The senior citizen was hospitalized and his face left permanently disfigured by the racist attack.
Barrett has entered a guilty plea and will be in federal court Friday morning for his sentencing.
The victim, who spoke with the Factor back in 2014, says he believes Barrett wanted to kill him.
Perez says Barrett’s goal as part of the knockout game was to video tape the attack.
Barrett was charged under the federal hate crime law!
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman found at 2120 El Paseo about 11:05 p.m. last Friday (April 17).
The suspect, Josephy Anthony Lightsey (w/m, 37), is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court. He is accused in the death of his mother. A photo of suspect Lightsey is attached to this news release.
The female victim’s identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officers A. Vinogradov and M. Arroyo reported:
On Friday evening, Lightsey walked into the University of Texas police headquarters on Knight Road and told officers there he had shot his mother in an apartment at the above address. HPD officers then responded to the location and found an elderly female deceased of a gunshot wound. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
Lightsey was then brought to HPD Headquarters where he spoke to homicide investigators and admitted to his role in his mother’s death.