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Sentencing day in hate crime beating of disabled man
PORT JEFFERSON (WABC) -- Friday is sentencing day for a Long Island man convicted in the brutal beating of a mentally-challenged man.
Brian Karris, 36, faces up to 15 years in prison for the hate crime.
Karris admits punching 47-year-old Joseph King and kicking him into unconsciousness at a bus stop in Port Jefferson in June of 2010.
Karris told the judge he targeted King because he is African-American and disabled.
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