Two men sentenced up to 20 years for brutal beating of disabled man

Two men have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after brutally beating a disabled man, recording the vicious assault on the victim’s cell phone and then posting it on his Facebook.

Shadeed Bey and Nikey Walker, both 20, pleaded no contest to charges including assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

They are accused of assaulting a 23-year-old man (pictured in orange) with cerebral palsy in the stairwell of his apartment building in Pontiac, Michigan, on November 29They are accused of assaulting a 23-year-old man with cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that affects movement and muscle co-ordination, in the stairwell of his apartment building in Pontiac, Michigan, on November 29.

While a no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, it is treated as such for sentencing. Bey was sentenced Tuesday to between eight years and 20 years, and Walker received six years to 20 years.

‘I’m sorry for what I did,’ Bey told the court.

Authorities say Bey beat the man on November 29, while Walker recorded the attack.

Investigators say the men posted the video on the victim’s Facebook page.

After the incident, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard branded the men ‘cowards.

‘Preying on those in our community who suffer from disabilities will not be tolerated and furthermore, to have the audacity to post their actions on the victim’s page is beyond belief,’ he said.

Police released the 53-second clip, which shows the attacker kicking the victim in the stomach.

In a merciless assault, he continues punching and stomping on the victim, who is seen cowering barefoot on the floor.

The footage, which is filled with expletives, ends as one of the men runs down the stairs.

While authorities did not released the name of the victim, Frankie Santana, a resident at the complex, told WJBK-TV that he was the man who was assaulted.

‘Why would they do that and put it on Facebook? That’s how you are going to get caught real quickly,’ Santana said.

He said the men spit and stomped on him, injuring an eye, but that ‘nothing is broke.’

Investigators believe they followed someone to get inside the building and then walked into the victim’s unlocked apartment.

‘I crawled through the hallway and knocked on someone’s door and that’s how I got help,’ Santana told the TV station.

Investigators responding to a report of the assault said they were told the suspects also posted the video to their own Facebook pages.

The victim’s phone, which was taken while he was inside his apartment, was found at the home of one of the suspects, the sheriff’s department said.

Source: The DailyMail

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