Update: Goodwin Sentenced to 8 Years, Ramos Gets 6 Years in Harris Attack
Jacob Goodwin was sentenced to 8 years in prison, while Alex Ramos received a term of 6 years. Both men took part in the beating of DeAndre Harris last year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Two men convicted in the violent beating of DeAndre Shakur Harris have received their prison sentences from a judge in Charlottesville Circuit Court.
Goodwin had claimed he was defending himself against Harris in the Market Street Parking Garage on August 12, 2017. Video footage from last year's Unite the Right rally showed the Arkansas man dressed in militia-style gear.
Ramos' counsel had admitted he took a "cheap shot" at Harris during the same incident, and asked jurors to consider a lesser charge against the Georgia man.
Thursday, August 23, a judge sentenced Goodwin to a total of ten years, but two were suspended. He must also have 20 years of good behavior and serve probation.
The same judge later handed down a prison term of six years to Ramos, as well as three years of post-release supervision.
During sentencing Thursday, Goodwin said, "I am truly and genuinely sorry for what happened to Mr. Harris."
Ramos told the judge during his sentencing, “I’m really sorry for everything I’ve done.”
Daniel Patrick Borden was also found guilty for his parts in the attack, and is expected to be sentenced on October 1.
Tyler Watkins Davis is scheduled for an arraignment on October 4. He was the fourth person charged by authorities, and faces one count of malicious wounding.