Racial Attack Nets Offenders Jail Time

Associated Press

Two Anchorage residents were sentenced in state court Thursday to 180 days in jail for assaulting and harassing a homeless Alaska Native.

Robert Gum and Deanna Powers threw eggs, yelled racial slurs and threatened the man with a bat in a 2008 attack they recorded and posted on YouTube.

The two also were convicted of civil rights violations in federal court. The 19-year-old Gum was sentenced in September to 20 months and 20-year-old Powers to 16 months.

Both apologized to the victim, Eddie Barr, who has forgiven them.

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