2nd man convicted in beating of DeAndre Harris during Aug. 12 rally
A jury has convicted Alex Ramos of malicious wounding for the beating of Deandre Harris on Aug. 12.
Ramos is the second of four men to face a jury for the incident.
He faces between five and 20 years in prison. The jury is working on its recommendation of a sentence.
During the trial, prosecutors said Ramos hit Harris in the back of the head while Harris was being attacked in the parking garage by a group of men. Prosecution also claimed Ramos made a Facebook post bragging about the attack.
Ramos is said to have traveled to Charlottesville in support of conservative friends marching in the "Unite the Right" rally. Ramos says he is Puerto Rican and not racist.
During court proceedings, a community service officer testified about how he broke up the fight. A video was played for the jury of Harris being hit while on the ground.
In the opening statements, the defense attorney admitted that Ramos took a "cheap shot" at Harris but said that Ramos should not be charged with something as serious as malicious wounding. He also stated that Ramos should not be blamed for the actions of the rest of the group.
Earlier this week, another suspect, Jacob Goodwin, was convicted of attacking Harris.
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