ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Friday, three men accused in the February beating of Brandon White were sentenced to years — five years behind bars followed by five years of probation.
Brandon White was present in the courtroom during the sentencing and heard the three defendants offer apologize for their actions.
According to the AJC, “I am disappointed in myself because I know better and know right from wrong,” Dareal Demare Williams said.
Upon their release from prison, probation will include intensive community service and sensitivity education, according to Jay Abt, an attorney for one of the defendants.
Abt represents defendant Dorian Moragne. Co-defendants Williams and Christopher Cain received the same sentences.
A fourth suspect, Javaris Bradford, 24, who allegedly taped the beating, remains at large.
The attack on 20-year-old White angered the city’s gay and lesbian community. White was attacked in front of a convenience store at 1029 McDaniel St. in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Pittsburgh. White was not seriously injured.
Video footage of the attack came to the attention of police and the FBI when it was posted online, and it led to the arrest of three of those involved.