Judge denies bond to "knockout game" attack suspect - New York News

Judge denies bond to "knockout game" attack suspect

Posted: Updated:
HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A 27-year old man accused of brutally beating an elderly man because he was African American was denied bond Friday afternoon.

A federal magistrate said Conrad Barrett is a danger to the public.

Barrett was arrested Thursday on federal hate crime charges after allegedly targeting the 79 year old Katy man back in November.

Prosecutors say Barrett, who video taped the assault, searched for a week looking for just the right African American to target in the so called knockout game.

It's when someone unexpectedly punches a victim leaving them unconscious.

Barrett's attorney George Parnham says his client is bipolar and was off his Lithium the week of the attack.

Parnham also says Barrett was admitted to a mental facility back in 2010 and remains under psychiatric care.

Attorney O'Neil Williams, who represents the victim, says Barrett is known for his racist behavior on social media and should remain behind bars until his trial.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:59 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices