JammedUp News

News

Chicago teen charged in Facebook Live beating of disabled man pleads guilty to hate crime

December 9, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago teen charged in Facebook Live beating of disabled man pleads guilty to hate crime

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

The Chicago teen charged in the distrubing beating of a mentally disabled man that was broadcasted on Facebook Live and garnered national attention, pleaded guilty to a hate crime and sentenced to four years probation..

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Brittany Covington plead guilty Friday, to a hate crime, aggravated battery and intimidation.

Covington and three other suspects, who are all African-American beat and taunted a disabled man with profanities against white people and now-President Donald Trump.

Covington has remained in custody on no bail since January when the disturbing video, which she narrated, surfaced on Facebook.

(Clockwise from upper left) Brittany Covington, of Chicago; Tesfaye Cooper; Jordan Hill, and Tanishia Covington | Chicago Police

Her three co-defendants,  Tesfaye Cooper, of Chicago; Jordan Hill, of Carpentersville; and Tanishia Covington remain in custody while their cases are pending.

In exchange for her guilty plea guilty prosecutors dropped enhanced charges including kidnapping.

The judge also prohibited Covington from using social media for four years and must complete 200 hours of community service.

Get the latest news from the world of crime