By Lucas Grindley
Originally published on Advocate.com July 14 2012 8:12 PM ET
Three attackers who ambushed a young gay man in February while leaving an Atlanta corner grocery and then posted it online seemingly to send a message have been sentenced to five years in prison each.
Brandon White — the young gay man seen balled up on the ground as he is punched, kicked and a tire thrown at his head — was in the courtroom as the sentences were announced, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The attack included the assailants shouting "no faggots in Jack City," and the judge reportedly said he had no doubt it was motivated by homophobia.
One of the assailants can be heard telling the camera that it's "round one," but police caught the three men seen in the video — Dareal Demare Williams, Dorian Moragne, and Christopher Cain. Another man, Javaris Bradford, who is accused of video taping it has not been apprehended, the AJC reports.
A lawyer for the men told the AJC that they will face five years of probation after being released which will include community service and sensitivity training.