April 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Updated: April 21, 2018 1:16 am

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

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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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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.

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.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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