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Ohio man gets 4-year sentence in Charlottesville beating

In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, DeAndre Harris, bottom is assaulted in a parking garage...
In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 photo, DeAndre Harris, bottom is assaulted in a parking garage beside the Charlottesville police station after a white nationalist rally was disbursed by police, in Charlottesville, Va. (Zach D. Roberts via AP)(WHSV)
Published: Jan. 7, 2019 at 6:20 PM EST
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An Ohio man has been sentenced to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Daniel Borden was sentenced Monday to 20 years for malicious wounding, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts to three years and 10 months behind bars.

After his release, Borden will spend five years on probation.

Borden, of Huber Heights, Ohio, was one of four men charged in the Aug. 12, 2017, beating of DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville.

Last year, Alex Ramos was

while Jacob Goodwin was sentenced to eight years on charges also connected with the beating.

Harris suffered a broken wrist and needed staples in his head.

He was also initially charged in the case, but Harris was

.

Borden entered an Alford plea to malicious wounding. The plea means Borden did not admit guilt, but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

WVIR-TV in Charlottesville reports that during his sentencing hearing, Borden told the judge he is not a bigot and is remorseful. He also apologized to Harris.