White Nationalist Pleads Guilty in Attack of Black Man at Charlottesville Rally

By Malcolm Speaks

The Charlottesville, VA race riot resulted in one death in 2017.

The Charlottesville, VA race riot resulted in one death in 2017.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, a third white nationalist has been found guilty in the brutal garage beating of a Black man at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA.

Daniel Borden of Ohio entered an Alford guilty plea on Monday to a charge of malicious wounding in the attack of twenty year-old DeAndre Harris in the Market Street Parking Garage near the University of Virginia-Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, as reported by news outlets. By entering the Alford plea, Borden admits that the evidence against him would likely yield a guilty ruling beyond a reasonable doubt, but asserts his innocence in the matter.

As a result of this attack, Harris suffered from a concussion, abrasions and a gash on his head that required staples.

Borden is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

Other white nationalists Alex Michael Ramos and Jacob Goodwin were also found guilty of malicious wounding in the attack. Both face up to 20 years in prison and are scheduled to be sentenced in August. Three other white men also have pending trials for the assault on DeAndre Harris.

Deandre Harris was previously charged in his own beating after a white nationalist told a magistrate that Harris struck him with a flashlight in a separate incident at the rally. However, those charges were later dropped.

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