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VIDEO: TX man charged with hate crime after 'knockout assault'

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Friday, December 27, 2013 - 2:10pm

A Texas man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking an elderly black man in what's become known as a "knockout" assault.

Justice Department officials say 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett of Katy, Texas, attacked a 79-year-old black man at the end of November.

Authorities say Barrett made a video of the incident, in which he allegedly can be heard stating his intent to target a black person.

The so-called "knockout game" is an assault where the attacker tries to knock out an unsuspecting victim with one punch.

Officials say the elderly man in this case suffered two jaw fractures and was in the hospital for days.

Barrett's attorney said he could not say whether or not his client carried out the attack, but he noted Barrett suffers from bipolar disorder and takes medication.

Barrett will next appear in court Friday afternoon for a detention hearing.

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This little punk should get quite a few years in prison. He basically convicted himself of a hate crime with his recordings.

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