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Chicago woman gets 3 years in Facebook Live beating of mentally disabled teen

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WATCH: Police considering charges in ‘sickening’ beating streamed on Facebook – Jan 5, 2017

CHICAGO – A Chicago woman involved in a beating of a mentally disabled teen that was shown on Facebook Live has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Twenty-five-year-old Tanishia Covington learned her sentence Friday after pleading guilty to a hate crime, intimidation and aggravated battery.

Covington apologized in court while the victim looked on.

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Hate-crime charges filed against accused in beating of man on Facebook – Jan 5, 2017

She’s the second of four co-defendants to plead guilty in the case that received national attention because it involved a white victim and four black people who taunted him with profanities against white people.

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Her sister, Brittany, who livestreamed the video, was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty in December. The cases against the two other co-defendants are pending.

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